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Anchor Ramblers – Leigh

Chairman’s Letter April 2020

Hi to All Anchor Members, 
As we all know this year’s club walks have been devastated due to weather and latterly CoronaVirus. Certainly, for the foreseeable future no club walks can be undertaken. I am sure this is leaving many of us stir-crazy and lacking in our usual exercise. I trust, that within the rules, some of us are sneaking in the odd walk.
In addition, I hope and pray we do not have any members affected by the virus and that your all safe. I have certainly seen that a new community spirit has arrived with the advent of lockdown. In general people are willing to help and be friendly whilst observing social distancing. Certainly, some of the charity fund raising for the NHS, together with the weekly applause, I am sure has been fully appreciated by our hard-working front-line NHS workers. These people are all individual heroes.
I rarely write open letters, but I felt that it would be appropriate on this occasion. I and the committee want to keep in touch with you all. To this extent any news from you, the members, jokes, anecdotes, stories of the ways your keeping busy, exercising etc are welcome. Short form details to Vince Anderson for administration and publishing.
Any member needing support and help during this period please contact me.
Please stay safe, stay well.

Ernie Rothwell – Chairman
On behalf of the Committee of Anchor Ramblers – Leigh




ALL walks have been cancelled, until further notice.

Our WHITBY WEEKEND has been postponed … alternative dates are being considered.

We are living in uncertain times, but will all get through this and soon be together again on the hills and in the dales … take care, everyone! 




Calling All Walk Leaders …

Fun - Walk LeadersIf anyone could lead a walk (check programme), it would be greatly appreciated … please contact Vinnie

(contact details at foot of this page)



  New members

are warmly welcome, the first walk is FREE!!! (subject to coach seat availability)



Anchor Whitby LogoWhitby Weekend ~ 27-30 March 2020 POSTPONED


Std Double/Twin = £119 / SV Double/Twin = £140 / Std Single = £134 / SV Single = £155 / Limited private parking = £18 

ALL balances should have been settled




HillwalkerPatterdale Weekend ~ 6-9 November 2020

Deposit of £40pp now being taken

Please post cheques to Sheila (made payable to “Anchor Ramblers Leigh”) or alternatively email Sheila ( to arrange a bank transfer



Leigh Canal Festival ~ 5 & 6 September 2020

Leigh Miners’ Welfare Institute

L&L Canal - Wigan Flashes

We have received some exciting news from the chairperson of Healthy Arts (a not-for-profit organisation), informing us of their plans to celebrate the bi-centenary of the Leigh branch of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal in 2020.

Consultations are underway with local residents and groups such as ourselves, to gauge their views and glean their local knowledge.

We are invited to freely promote our club at the festival … offering either a historical display (stall) and/or an interactive activity.

For further information, contact Julie Mckiernan –



For website additions or amendments ~

Contact Vinnie by


or text: 0797-904-2058


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