A gathering, centred around the village of Abbeycwmhir, in mid-Wales, to celebrate the life of Mike Hall. Winner of multiple ultra-distance, self-supported bicycle races and organiser of the Transcontinental Race. Mike was killed by a car driver south of Canberra, Australia, during the inaugural Indian Pacific Wheel Race, on 31 March 2017.
Peter and Jean Maynard celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary with a nice dinner in Sussex. Attendees were: Peter and Jean, their daughters Alison and Caroline; Caroline’s family: Rob, Clara and Tom; Sidney Linnegar Peter’s friend from the British Iris Society; John and Jean Foster, gardening friends from the Mercia group; Muriel a neighbour and enthusiastic gardener.
A trip to visit our friend Jo, who was working as a researcher at the Medical Research Council in Fajara, The Gambia. Jo took us up country in a Land Rover. We had memorable stops at the huge market in Farafenni, a cross-roads on the Trans-Gambia Highway, and at Basse. We also took our own adventure, visiting Dakar, Senegal, and Bamako, Mali, in search of West African music and culture.