Tony Drake MBE Memorial Event

Wednesday 22nd May 2013 1pm picnic and 1:30 pm ceremony
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Hambutts Field
Here are a few photos taken by members to give you a flavour of the event.
There will be a full report in the June Gloucestershire Ramblers' Area News.
Hambutts Field
Hambutts Field, Painswick, on the Cotswold Way, where the memorial sculpture to commemorate the life of Tony Drake MBE was unveiled by Ramblers' President Kate Ashbrook.
   Benedict Southworth, Ramblers' Chief Executive paid tribute to Tony, and said every generation of Ramblers needed a Tony! Frank Wragg, Gloucestershire's President and keeper of the trophy in his garage for many years, lurks behing the memorial ready to assist with the unveiling.
Mavis Rear, with the unveiled memorial now on view
A close up of the fine memorial
And the plaque affixed on it.
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Some of the five different walking groups who arrived on foot for a picnic and the ceremony
Painswick Beacon
Kate Ashbrook (centre), the Ramblers' President, who unveiled the memorial, pictured here getting a different view on the proceedings
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Janet Davis, a long serving member of staff in the London office of the Ramblers, gave us a real insight into how Tony got people to do things by being a keen committee member, and how he really put the pressure on all sorts of people and organisations to achieve worthwhile improvements for walkers throughout Great Britain over 60 years
Read a transcript of her address CLICK HERE
Mark Richards, a family friend, and author of many illustrated guidebooks, including the Cotswold Way, in full flow
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An unscheduled speech by Tony's cousin, who gave an interesting insight into Tony.
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The moment of the unveiling
Pictures from Mike Garner and Bernard Gill