Short Walk – 21st March 2019

From the car park of The Admiral Rodney on Main Street, Calverton 13 members strolled out towards Ramsdale golf course. Along part of Main Street we passed evidence of houses that had once held a room dedicated to stocking manufacturing.

We turned left up the sandy track of Hollinwood Lane and up and across fields passing over Cockpit Hill, an Iron Age fort site. From there are fine views over Calverton and beyond, a just reward for the effort it took to get up the rather slippery steep hill.

Our return was mainly downhill and we stopped for a photograph at the information board and monument to Calverton’s mining heritage and to celebrate the fact that in 1589 the Rev William Lees invented the stocking frame in the village.

Greg Umney had a flashback to his time underground and attempted to push the coal wagon that was once in daily use at the local colliery. Those were the days!

Next Month Thursday 18th April Teversal Trail – details to follow in April.

Finally the group would like to thank Liz Edwards for acting as the Group Leader for the past few years and we thank and welcome Albert (part time fire officer) Briggs who has volunteered to take on that role.

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