Annual Remembrance Walk 2014

 

 

This annual walk is always held on the Saturday before Remembrance Sunday and commences at Great House car park Rivington at 10:00 hrs. 

The weather was very poor with rain pouring down the same conditions which had prevailed for the entire week.  The conditions were clearly reflected in the low turnout with only 12 people assembled for the start.

The Group arrived at the war memorial on the hill above Lead Mine Clough and observed two minutes silence concluded by the armistice prayer and the laying of a poppy cross on the plinth of the memorial.

The group proceeded on the walk to White Coppice Cricket Club were the canopy of the pavilion provided some welcome shelter from the persistent rain.

The second leg of the walk divided into two mini groups with four hardy members going with Peter Wilson over Great Hill and back down Spitlers Edge and back to Great Barn to complete the eleven miles walk.

The remaining eight members returned with Phil Bullen and John Pimblett via Anglezarke then back through Rivington Village to complete the eight miles version of the walk.

The rain perversely eased after lunch but none the less the change in conditions was very welcome.

The afternoon concluded with a retreat to the Barn Cafe for hot beverages cakes.