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Thanksgiving for the life of Dr Roger Parkinson

Title: Thanksgiving for the life of Dr Roger Parkinson
Location: Mathon Church, West Malvern
Description: ‘PARKINSON, Dr. Roger Andrew Hardress PhD died peacefully 31st January 2020. Devoted son, brother of Ollie, uncle, cousin, friend. Merchant Navy officer, seismologist, naval historian, author. Thanksgiving at Mathon Church, West Malvern on 25th February at 2.30pm. Enquires to Coop Funeralcare, Ledbury.
Start Time: 14:30
Date: 2020-02-25

Mapping Day

Mapping Day

Saturday 14th November 11am

brush up your map skills or have a go creating a map as accurately as possible


Earlswood  Methodist Church, Wood Lane, Solihull B94 5JP

Contact Sarah for more details and to book – see Signals for how to do this or e-mail

Copper Mine Exploration

Saturday 5th September

Copper Mine Exploration

Alderley Edge

Derbyshire SK10 4UB

Time & cost TBC

 with the help pf Derbyshire Caving Club plus local ‘literary location’ tour re Alan Garner & quizzes. Contact Jules for more info and to confirm you are going – See Signals for how to do this or e-mail

this is an adventure event for Junior TARS log book

Adventure Event


Coniston Camping & Sailing Fri 7 – Sun 16th August 2020

Coniston Camping & Sailing


Coniston LA21 8A

“Beautifully located on the shore of Coniston Water, the lower lake shore field at Hoathwaite is designated for groups. Ideal for watersports and walking activities.”

We have secured the Group Camping Field run by The National Trust at Hoathwaite Farm Nr Torver, Coniston Friday 7th – Sunday 16th August 2020 (including climbing Kanchenjunga Aug 11th) 

Come for a weekend, a night or the whole time £7 pppn from 5yrs upwards*, Under 5yrs – free

(*Midland  Juniors TARS 50% reduction paid from the regional funds)

bring a boat if you can or grab a space on some-one elses; dinghies & canoes can be launched from near the field, there is no fee for this but boat trailers are charged at £7.50 pn – please be willing to share the cost of this for boats available to share

Here’s a taster from 2015

Facilities – 2 portaloos & cold water but Showers, proper loos and washing-up facilities located at the top field which is an uphill walk

Please book a place as soon as possible with numbers and dates required with Paul Green, see Signals for how to contact or e-mail

please note the field may be required to be shared with another group in the event of our numbers


Susan Cooking Day


Susan Cooking Day

Saturday 11th July 11.00



Test your skills on an open fire – All Susans and non-Susans Welcome

Price Adults TBC / Free for Junior TARS

please contact Jane Wilson to book a place or for more details – see Signals or e-mail

a Susan’s Challenge for Junior TARS Log Book

Susan's Challenge


Walk & Wild Swim

Walk & Wild Swim

Saturday 20th June 10.30

Pont Melin-Fach Car Park


north of Pontneddfechan, Brecon Beacons SA11

Walk of a fairly leisurely 5 miles – the second half following the river with spectacular waterfalls with swimming opportunities (at your own risk) Contact Sarah Samuel – see Signals for how to do this or e-mail

this is an adventure event for TARS Junior Log Books

Adventure Event


Explore The Roaches



Explore The Roaches & Don Whillams Hut

‘twix Leek & Buxton

ST13 8UB

Friday 17th – Sunday 19th April

Come and stay in the Grade II former game-keeper’s cottage built into the rock face for a weekend of supervised rock climbing, walking the ridge and riverside valley. £22 per adult Junior TARS £0! for the 2 nights but bring your own bedding & grub. (there is a basic camp site at £4pppn down the road as a cheaper alternative) –  Book by end of January with Jules Blue see Signals for more info and contact details or e-mail

 this is an Adventure Challenge or a John’s Challenge in the Captain’s Log Book for Junior TARSAdventure EventJohn's Challenge