Month: January 2024

Very Sad News About Lenny Nunn

I am sad to report that Lenny Nunn passed away on 20 January, 2024 and our condolences & deepest sympathy go to his wife, Jean.  Lenny was a well liked member who had been with the club right from the start in 1977, thus being a founding member.  He worked at BIP and then Hydro as did most of the early members of the club, and for many years he never missed a walk.  He made a massive contribution to the club’s operation (especially raising money through the annual Xmas draw), always offering help and advice and will be fondly remembered for his sense of humour, boundless energy and enthusiasm for walking.  He hasn’t been on walks recently, in part because he was helping to care for his mother in-law, who is over 100 years old, but just a few days ago ago he told me he hadn’t had a drink in two years and would soon be returning to walk with the club and he was saving himself to have a drink with us again.  The picture below shows him enjoying a pint in Whitby following an AFWC walk along the Yorkshire Coast in 2004.

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Sad News About Mike Scarre

There is sad news about Mike Scarre who died on the morning of 10 January, 2024. Mike was an old colleague of mine from the Hydro Polymers and BIP days where our club was started and he was a very keen fell walker. He was instrumental in forming and running the Aycliffe Fell Walking Club from the late 1970s, throughout the 1980s and into the 1990s. The picture below goes back to 2005 when he was still enjoying his walking and he was climbing Fairfield in the Lake District on a club walk. My thoughts are with his family.
RIP Mike.

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