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Leader: Jenny Donoghoe
Photographs by: Astrid van Blerk
Date of Walk: 08/04/2021
Date submitted: 14/04/2021 at 8:53 am
Submitted by: Astrid Van Blerk


That was a fabulous start of the series of Marie Byles Commemorative Walks, and by the way – we did it on Marie’s birthday (she was born on 8. April 1900)! A BIG THANK YOU to Jenny Donoghoe who led Stage 1 – Cheltenham to Lindfield – for us and made it a very enjoyable experience, also providing us with some reading material beforehand, and relaying Marie’s own words about her founding the Bush Club together with Paddy Pallin in 1939. Marie’s name was mentioned often in our conversations on the track today – she surely has inspired many, her vision and legacy live forth in so many tangible ways, and her spirit is with us still, after all those years…

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