Val Kersley

The funeral of Val will take place at 14:30 on Wed 13 Nov 2019 at the West Wiltshire Crematorium, Devizes Road, Semington, Trowbridge BA14 6HL.

Anyone wishing to attend is asked to contact Dave Bodley at davebodley@hotmail.co.uk.

Val was the widow of RAFOS founder member Reg Kersley and was a staunch supporter of RAFOS since it’s inception. She was always present at the RAFOS weekend gatherings at Portland, Chew, etc, where, amongst other things, she prepared lunches and evening meals for the members. She passed away in October and will be sadly missed.

A polite reminder

Would any member of the Islay Mist 2019 team who has yet to pay the balance of the personal contribution of £75.00 per head please do so by the 18 Aug 2019 to Jan Knight.

Thankyou

Ken Earnshaw

RAFOS at the Somerset Levels Fri 31 May – Sun 2 Jun 19.

The plan is that we meet at the Avalon Marshes Centre, (post code is  BA6 9TT), on Friday 31 May.  It lies between Westhay to the north and Shapwick to the south on Shapwick Road.

I’m suggesting between 1.00 – 2.00 for a spot of lunch.  That should give people travelling some distance time to get there.

If you need to contact me, you arrive early for instance or you’re going to be late, my mobile number is 07971 570347.  

The post code for the Premier Inn is BA6 9FW. 

Pete Evans

Jon Orme’s funeral

The funeral of Jon Orme will take place at 16:00 on Friday 15th March at the

South Oxford Crematorium, OX13 5PA

A reception will follow at:

The Cosener’s House

Abbey Close

Abingdon OX14 3JD

Would those intending to attend the reception please contact Pete Evans at pete.whooper@hotmail.co.uk

Jon Orme

It is with great sadness that we learnt that Jon Orme passed away on Monday 25 February 2019 after a short illness. Our condolences are offered to his wife Margaret and to their family.

Jon had been a member of RAFOS for a good many years and had taken part in a number of expeditions and field meetings where his active participation, good humour and quiet unflappable demeanour were much appreciated. His is a sad loss.

Ken & Sally Earnshaw

Somerset Levels

A trawl for the Somerset Levels field visit 31 May – 2 Jun 2019 is included in the Events 2019 programme.