Chelmsford Rambling Club


Here are a selection of photo's taken on walks and on our social events.

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London Walks 6th September (photos Brian Stoneham (group) Bill Cowell (views)





Picnic in the Park (Hylands Park) 5th September (Photos Steve Freight)

  Standard Pace walk



Writtle Sunset 11th July (photo Margaret Campbell)

All Day Circular walk from Pebmarsh via 8 Bells at Bures (photo Geoff Richards)

Standard Pace Walk from Wickham Bishops 21st March (photos Steve Freight)



Christmas Walk 20th December (photo Steve Freight)

Tollesbury 5th August (photos Margaret Campbell)


Christmas Standard Pace Walk Sandford Mill Lock December 2016. (photo Steve Freight)


Weald Park - August (Photo Dave Peplow)

Littley Green Walk - Lake - January (Photo Cherry Bailey)

Capel Manor / Afternoon Tea 22nd September (photos Steve Freight)

Afternoon Tea was served on a narrow boat, sailing from Broxbourne.


Kew Gardens Trip (Photos Elaine Law)




30th April: 80th Birthday Celebrations Hylands Park (Photos Steve Freight)

The day was nice and dry and 3 walks were arranged from Hylands Park, where afterwards we had a picnic lunch, with a jazz band for entertainment.

Photos unknown

Article from the Essex Chronicle


April 21st 2004: 70th Birthday Celebrations (Photos Keith Skinner)

On a windy day, the club arranged two walks from Hylands Park and one from Radley Green meeting up at The Cuckoo pub for lunch.

(photos unknown)


Len Collins is shaking hands with a previous Chairman, Gordon Cooper (photo courtesy of Angela Beckett).


Tea with Vic @ Southborough House 24/7/94 With Madeline Hook, Vic Hegarty, Doreen  and Len Collins (photo courtesy of Angela Beckett).

April 27th 1994: 60th Birthday Party

27th April 1994 marked the 60th Birthday walk of the club from The Thatcher's Arms. The walk was promoted on BBC Essex during Steve Scruton's Around Essex show on the 28th April 1994 and featured a taped interview with Vic Hegarty.


The cake above was made by Gladys Harris, June Rasdall and Phyllis Darton. It depicts, Dick Goodman opening the pub door ( he was always said to be first in), followed by Pam Turrell in her oilskins and Madeleine Hook in her straw boater. Peter Thomas is jumping over the fence to get away from horses and Stan Rasdall is chasing off the geese with his walking stick.

Above Left: Article from the Essex Chronicle   Right: Inside of a card presented to Vic Hegarty (then 96) with club members having signed it for him.

Club Weekend Bourton on Water April 1991 Gwen Wells , Madeline Hook, ?  (photo courtesy of Angela Beckett).



1984 Anniversary Walk Len Collins is in the far right with Madeline Hook in orange to his left.(photo courtesy of Angela Beckett).


The Fox Shalford 25/09/1985. Len Collins is 3rd on the left (photo courtesy of Angela Beckett).


Ranks Green 11/6/86. Len Collins is 2nd on the right (photo courtesy of Angela Beckett).


Beachy Head April 1987 - Angus Hiscott  sitting 1st on the left (photo courtesy of Angela Beckett).



Rambling Club 40th Anniversary Party  - Vic Heggarty and Kit Argent cutting the cake (photos courtesy of Angela Beckett).



Family Sports Day, Danbury Common 20th July 1963. Left: Angela Collins with Kit Argent (Kit Argent and sister Mill  Angela Beckett belives were founder members of rambling club with Vic and Bert). Right: front row left to right ?  Angela + Marian Collins, Kit Argent,  ?   ?    ? (photos courtesy of Angela Beckett).

Family Ramble 1964? left -right -  Adults Reg Bowerman, Eric Manning, ?  Norman Tingey, Jean Bowerman, Sylvia Tingey, Marian, ? ? children  Kathryn  Manning  in front of Eric Angela to right of Marian Collins with  children of Reg and Jean Bowerman and Norman and Sylvia Tingley (photo courtesy of Angela Beckett)

Dynes Hall  19 July 1964 With Sylvia Tingey centre front with her two daughters ,  Angela Collins far right Norman Tingey behind Back row   ?? Marian Collins, ? Jean Bowerman, ? Reg Bowerman (photo courtesy of Angela Beckett)

Childrens Party, GFS Hall, Cottage Place 19 December 1964 (photo courtesy of Angela Beckett)

Mill Beach1966 Bert Hall recognisable by his black beret  in front of Angus and Doreen Hiscott at rear Gwen Wells front right by sea wall  immediately behind Angela Collins (Beckett). (photo courtesy of Angela Beckett)

  Mill Beach 1967 (photo courtesy of Angela Beckett)

Mill Beach Holidays.

Angela Beckett recalls "Stan Gulliver was organising Boating and Bathing parties, later described as ‘watersports parties‘ at Mill Beach which continued through my child hood.  I have memories of the outdoor privy . The chalet belonged to Nora and Eric (surname not known). I'm not sure who if they were also former members or in the photos"


Blackberry Ramble - left to right Marian Collins, Jim and Marjorie Gravett (photo courtesy Angela Beckett)


Black Notley Ramble: back row far left  Jim Gravett far right  possibly Reg Bowerman ?  middle Row                   Marjorie  Gravett front row  left to right  Vic Hegarty, Bert Hall, ? Marian Collins, ? ? Madeline Hook (photos courtesy of Angela Beckett)


Right hand picture: left to right  ? ? Madeline Hook, ? Bert Hall, Marian Collins,? Len Collins,? ?  ? far right could be Eric Manning or Reg Bowerman ?? NB 2nd lady next to Madeline could be Kath Rolfe (nee Swallow)

Taken at Mill Beach in the mid 1950's, this photo has Len Collins (centre Middle Row), with Reg Bowerman to his left, and front row, Herbert (Bert) Hall far right with glasses and Marian Collins next to him. (Photos courtesy of Len and Marion's daughter Angela Beckett).

If anyone knows the name of anyone else in the photos please let us know.



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