RIP Keith Gawn

Dear White Cliffs Ramblers Member,It is with deep regret that I am writing to inform you of the recent death of another of our walking friends: Keith Gawn. Whilst Keith was not a member of White Cliffs Group, he was a Ramblers member and also very active as a member of DATROWS, and he often walked with White Cliffs as he liked our Walks Programme. Keith was last seen walking with WCR members when he participated in our recent Walking Festival and took part in the ‘Fish & Chip Walk’, led by Graham Smith. Several people have contacted me regarding Keith during the past few days (Margaret Lubbock, Les Oliver & Patrick Brown) and I wish to thank them, along with Steve Tebbett from DATROWS, for helpful information. Patrick mentioned that Keith had been introduced to White Cliffs by Alan Clewer who,along with Patrick, was a member of the gentleman’s ‘Friday Group’ which Keith attended. Steve has kindly passed on the following details about Keith’s funeral, and Les has added the funeral contact details for Keith’s daughter (Lisa):

Tuesday 30th October, 2pm, Barham Crematorium (family flowers only please). If you plan to attend Keith’s funeral, please contact his daughter, Lisa Cole, at the following eMail address: by 23-Oct-18, so she can make arrangements at Barham and for a possible wake afterwards.

Best regards, Nigel Cussans : Membership Secretary


Walk Notices

Changes and Corrections up to 25th October 2018

Walk 3410: Hawkinge (Sun. 21-Oct-18, 9.5miles)

I apologise that the parking/starting place shown on the programme is incorrect. The parking area behind the Community Centre in Heron Forstal Avenue is free of charge, and that’s where we shall meet. The postcode is CT18 7FP. The walk has a couple of zingy hills, but there is a possibility of a mushroom forage. Regards Rhona


Dates for your diary:

26th October 2018: The questions are building up into our annual tease from Colin, Mary at the pub has prepared her menu for us. Please ring Mary in advance (01304 611188)and make your choice for your interval refreshments so that she is prepared to serve it up in her usual cheerful and efficient way. Teams of no more than 6, please, and if you can’t find a team just turn up and we’ll find one for you to join.

1st November 2018: “Tina”, the musical, about Tina Turner’s amazing life story, Thursday, matinee. Tickets £35 for good seats, contact John Polden on 01304 823705 or

4th November 2018: White Cliffs Ramblers AGM @ St. Margaret's Hall. Morning Walk from 10am: AGM 13.30pm

New Forest Holiday 2019 1st April to 6th April: I am planning another walking holiday to the New Forest, if you are interested please contact me by email at Hotel is The Bartley Lodge at Cadnam, Hampshire. Five nights on a dinner/bed/breakfast basis, £325.00 each if sharing a room, £400.00 for single occupancy. The walks will be a mixture of 5 to 7 miles on fairly flat , but sometimes very muddy footpaths, at a leisurely pace. Margaret Milsted-Williamson

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