2013 – November – Autumn Advances

Readers will be sorry to hear of the recent passing of John Norris.  For many years, John, a distinguished retired meteorologist, was a champion of the Misbourne and our chalk streams in general and maintained and analysed  comprehensive weather and other physical measurements in an attempt to further the understanding of its erratic behaviour.  He gave many talks on the subject and prepared many articles.  It was John who coined the name “MIsbourne River Action”.

It has been necessary to change our next regular dates so that “not-a-meeting” will be at The Ivy House on Thursday 28 November and our final work party for the year will be Sunday December 1st.  Please let me know if you can join us on the 1st.  Although small in numbers our last two work days achieved really impressive results between Bottom House Farm and Arklow and between Mill Lane and Chalfont St Giles.  However, there is still much to do again below Chalfont St Giles.

Misbourne River Action is now 5 years old!  Our anniversary Christmas dinner is on Wednesday December 11th – probably at The Ivy House.  Please let me know by next Monday (24th) if you intend to come as I need to confirm reservations etc.  I will send details as soon as available but, be assured, I will ensure it is not overly pricey and is good value.  This event has always been a good chance for river widow/widower spouses to meet and some of those who support us from the bank to meet like minded friends.

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