East Berks Ramblers

Berkshire Area

Member News

News for and about EBR members

Caroline Sexton

Caroline unexpectedly passed away in hospital on the 8th July.  She has been a regular walker on the Wednesday longer walks, and when her husband Graham retired a few years ago, they came together, enjoying walking, talking and sharing each other’s lunch in the pub afterwards.

We have not seen Caroline this year as she was not well. She was fighting a recurrence of cancer. Graham says that she experienced a lot of tiredness and a little discomfort through her illness, but no serious pain.

The funeral arrangements are below. Graham has asked me to be the liaison between him and EBR, so please let me know if you are planning to come to Caroline’s funeral.

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Caroline’s Funeral

Caroline’s funeral will be at Reading Crematorium, All Hallows Road (off of the A4155 Henley Road), Caversham, RG4 5LP, at 2.30pm on Thursday 26th July.

No flowers please, but donations for Cancer Research UK gratefully received.

There is no dress code.  Please come however you feel comfortable.

There will be refreshments served locally afterwards.  It is not essential, but it would be helpful if you could let Graham know (on (0118) 9320060 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you are planning to join him for these.

New Strollerthon Organiser

John Vint has sent the following message:


I have decided that I should give up the organising of the Strollerthons.
They are now established as a feature of our programme.  Numbers vary considerably,but there is a loyal following.
Pera Marrs has kindly offered to be the organiser as from now, so I hope all of you who have led Strollerthons in the past will support her to the full as you have done to me.
There is plenty of room for innovation and new initiatives.  So let Strollerthons go on stronger and better in the future.

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The Committee would like to thank John for organising the Strollerthons for the last several years.

Richard Roberts

Richard Roberts passed away in his sleep last week. He was a long time member of our group, and produced our walk program for several years.

His widow, Monica has asked that members should know that the funeral will be at Stubbings Church on Monday, 4th June, at 12.00. All are welcome.

Eve Norton has written:  

I will always remember his kind and gentle manner when I took over the walks programme from him in 2009.  He helped me sort out problems with the computer and compilation of the programme when my experience was somewhat lacking.

My other memories of Richard are concerned with his participation in the performance of the opera Eugene Onegin with Windsor and Eton Opera Society . I persuaded him to come along to the rehearsals and he took part in the chorus for the whole week of shows at the Farrer theatre in Eton.  I think he enjoyed the singing but was not so keen on the ballroom scene when the chorus had to do the waltz and the polonaise- very stately.

Sunday, July 22, 2018