This years walk is to celebrate the work and achievements of Hazel Jarrold who died last year.
Hazel was a founding member of Thurrock Ramblers in 1985 joined its committee and never left. Hazel was also Thurrock's Footpath Secretary for over 30 years. As if that was not enough Hazel was Essex Area Chair between 2007-10 and a member of the Executive Committee for 20 years. These are the bare facts they do not cover the commitment to furthering the Ramblers cause at all levels across Essex. Hazel had contacts in local and national authorities, and the ear of anyone involved or associated with walking. Hazel solved problems not made them. Hazel persuaded not confronted. Hazel was a quite achiever, a go to person, a font of knowledge and a champion of walkers. She is much missed. This walk is to show our respect for her, her achievements and her qualities as a person.
Sunday 8th October 2017
Start from The Swan PH, High Road, Horndon-on-the-Hill, SS178LD.
Map ref: TQ669833
Phone: 01375 67370
Time 11.30 start
Distance 6 miles (the only “hill” is getting back into the village)
Buffet 2pm Horndon Village Hall (opposite The Swan PH)
Thurrock Ramblers have arranged for a bench to be installed in Horndon rec. dedicated to Hazel. The local forum have arranged for the local vicar (Rev Sue Mann) to say a few words at the end of the walk where the bench has been installed.