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Fifty MFCG members enjoyed a superb meal at the Talk of the Town on January 15th.  There was much chatter and people catching up with old friends, which made for a lovely and jolly atmosphere in these gloomy days. The after-lunch quiz proved challenging at times and you could almost hear those brain cells ticking over!! We would like to thank Talk of the Town for another successful event.

For the second talk in the winter programme series, Adrian Cowin gave a brilliant presentation highlighting the effects, both at a local level but also worldwide, of climate change.  More than 30 members attended the event and thoroughly enjoyed the powerpoint presentation. We would like to pass on our thanks to Adrian for an excellent talk which gave us all something to think about. DON'T FORGET

We would like to congratulate MFCG member Debbie Broom for achieving the Hill and Moorland Leader qualification. She joins Andrew Foxon and Ken Harding in attaining this impressive award. Following in Andrew (Go-Mann Adventures) and Ken’s ( footsteps Debbie has recently set up her own walking business called 'All About Walks’ and will be offering guided walks on and off island. Debbie has also completed the training to become walk leader for Ramblers Walking Holidays so don’t be surprised if your leader looks familiar on your next Rambers walk later this year in partnership with Events Services Ltd have announced a five day guided walking holiday in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park from Sunday 2nd - Friday 7th July. The walking holiday is limited to 12 people and MFCG members are being offered a special rate.  Accommodation will be on a B& B basis at the Treebridge Hotel in Old Nunthorpe village near Stokesley, Middlesborough.  Minibus transport will be arranged from Heysham.  For more information including the full itinerary please contact Ken Harding at

Wednesday 22nd February 2023 For our final talk of the series, we welcome John Struthers and John Shakespeare from the Ellan Vannin Pipes and Drums who will will give us a humorous insight into the world of bagpipes. Hopefully we might persuade them to share a few tunes with us and may be  get those feet tapping! As always there will be refreshments and the opportunity for plenty of chat following all the talks. The talk will start at 7pm and will be held at the usual venue – Mylchreest Court in Peel. Parking is available at the QEII school or the football club.

Despite our best efforts of safety, being careful and looking out for each other, unfortunately on rare occasion, accidents and incidents do happen, when we are all out walking. In an emergency, a very quick dynamic assessment will deduce if we need to call the emergency services, here on the island that will connect us to the emergency joint control room and one of the vital initial pieces of information they require is ‘ What’s your location?’ A number questions now confront us and the quicker we reply with this information, the quicker the correct emergency services can be dispatched.Postcodes, road names, house numbers and a gird reference are all valid options, especially the latter, if the incident is in a remote location but new options of digital applications are now available and are used here on the island by our first response emergency teams. What3Words (been heavy publicised recently) is a downloadable