was the widow of Reg Kersley and both were staunch supporters of
RAFOS since it’s inception and also were founder members of the
Singapore branch of RAFOS. Hers was a regular presence at the Annual
General Meetings of RAFOS and also at weekend gatherings at Portland,
Chew, etc, where, amongst other things, she prepared lunches and
evening meals for the members.
passed away in October and will be sadly missed.
funeral took place on Wed 13 Nov 2019 at the West Wiltshire
Crematorium, Trowbridge, Wilts and was attended by family members and
friends including six RAFOS members. Eulogies and appropriate music
were a fitting and moving tribute to Val.
The programme of events for 2020 as currently defined is under the ‘Events’ tab
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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.
RAFOS visit to Somerset Levels Spring 2019
The venue for the evening meals on Friday 31 May and Saturday 1 June is the Ring of Bells pub in Ashcott, post code TA7 9PZ
Ken Earnshaw for Pete Evans
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
If you need to contact me, you arrive
early for instance or you’re going to be late, my mobile number is 07971
The post code for the Premier Inn is BA6 9FW.
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
Abingdon OX14 3JD
Would those intending to attend the reception please contact Pete Evans at email@example.com
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
Ken & Sally Earnshaw
A trawl for the Somerset Levels field visit 31 May – 2 Jun 2019 is included in the Events 2019 programme.
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