John Barrett was leading the group and welcomed anyone to join him on a walk. He set out striding ahead of the straggling line of adults and children soon he was a good 50 yards ahead. When we caught up with him he was sitting on his shooting stick with a broad grin on his face. Not far away some dogs were sizing each other up. John said ‘I think there’s going to be a dog fight.’ We all stopped in amazement at his sudden distraction from the walk. I can’t remember whether the fight took place, probably not. A few years later I returned to teach in Pembroke for 25 years and since leaving the area in 1992 I have spent many marvellous days at Dale Fort and other Centres around the UK.
I wish you all many congratulations on your Jubilee, I hope you celebrations go well and here’s to the next 70 years. Thank you for all the great courses and most ‘interesting’ people and places I have been privileged to meet.