2004 Chirk

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Chirk (Wrexham) Weekend April 2004
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BFOV walkers, admiring the magnificent Chirk Aquaduct and viaduct. From front to rear: Chris & Gill Nicol; Mena Shackley, Helga & Mike Longworth; Pearl & Donald Hargreaves; Peter Wingfield-Digby and Roger Craddock.

About to enter the 500 yard Chirk canal tunnel, described minutes earlier by a local welsh resident, in true Dylan style, as being "as black as an Egypt night" It certainly was - and more than one of the walkers wished they had stayed in bed before the walk was through!
Stepping out through the Chirk woods en route to the Castle.  The walk that was reported as being no more than 3 or 4 miles turned out, if pedometer wearers can be believed, to be more than seven miles.

Group portrait, Chirk style.  From L to R Back Row: Intruder1, Peter Wingfield-Digby, Judy Craddock (hidden), Donald & Pearl Hargreaves, Mena Shackley,Gill & Chris Nicol, Helga Longworth, Norman Shackley, Intruder2.  Back Row: Mike Longworth & Roger Craddock.  Photo courtesy of Intruder3.

Chirk Dinner at the Hand Hotel after the Special Conference: From L to R: Judy Craddock, Ann Jones; Roger Craddock, Graham Jones and Jim Carter.

More diners: Anne Oldfield, Roger Coventry, Patricia & Andrew Stuart, Dr Leslie Ala and Margaret Coventry.

Pearl Hargreaves, Chris & Gill Nicol with Donald Hargreaves discuss aches and pains after the long seven mile walk over the Chirk hills.

Peter Wingfield-Digby enjoyed his first BFOV weekend, despite the 13 hour flight from Thailand and losing his luggage on the way.  Peter is seen here with Pearl Hargreaves.


Dr John Marek in conversation with Richard Dorman.  A BFOV member since making a parliamentary visit to Vanuatu in 1988, John is now a member of the Welsh Assembly.  It was a pleasure to welcome John and his wife, Anne, to our first regional meeting in the area.

Dr Leslie and Mrs Crimson Ala, pose at the end of the evening for a family picture with children Cameron and Caitlin.

Richard Dorman raises a glass to Vanuatu in the course of the evening dinner.

Peter Wingfield-Digby chatting with Anne Oldfield, while Roger Coventry on his first BFOV weekend, meets up with Andrew and Patricia Stuart.