This traditional event which, over the past few years, has seen varying numbers of participants was scheduled for Sunday 30th Dec. However, I think the wind and rain over the preceding days put some off. Still, a small but select band gathered at Bowles, on what turned out to be a pleasant morning. Inspection of the rock reflected the fact that trying to climb on lichen covered sandstone with streams of running water would not be much fun, so it was decided that the entire party would walk instead.
John (Jack) Fuller known locally as mad Jack Fuller was a wealthy country squire. A member of parliament, owner of Sussex estates, London properties and Jamaican plantations, born in 1759 and died 1834 aged 77.
10.35 am Sunday 27th found an anxious group of would be walkers assembled at GR 671209 near Brightling village.
Here is the HRFC committee for 2011-2012: Chairman – Dick Gasson Vice Chairman – Jean Reed Treasurer – Mike Peak Secretary – Jane Moseley Members – Nick Warren, Kim Warren, Jill Leader, Simon Curd