10th December 2008 Ashburton.

Following what has now become an annual tradition,Ernie led this final walk of the year through the lanes and footpaths around Ashburton. ending up at the Victoria Inn, Ashburton.

The mud this year was even worse than in previous years and both Barbie and Jenni took a tumble, fortunately with no lasting damage.

After an excellent lunch, Ernie did his best to gently embarrass some of our members by recounting some of their misdemeanours throughout the year, finally awarding the “Stirring Prize” to Jo for her apparent naivety concerning the purpose of duck boards.

Heather then presented Ernie with his very own wooden spoon, hand crafted by Tim, in recognition Ernie’s own efforts over the years.

Ernie thanked Joy for taking on the task of organising the walks for next year, and Dennis graciously offered his assistance to Joy on the secretarial side.

Finally Maureen, Heather, Tim & Dave donned Christmas hats to entertain us with a rousing rendition of a topical song involving Grockles in Devon. (Regretfully I have no video record available for this memorable musical event)

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