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Outgoing Mayor's Walk

Sunday 7th May 2017

Today FoSOC welcomed the Mayor of Southampton Cllr Cathie McEwing to the Old Cemetery for the annual walk for the outgoing Mayor. FoSOC also welcomed Geoff and Jean Watts, Bernard Lavell, David Palmer, Julia Wetherall, Jackie Chandler, Steuart and Sonia Thompson and Surender Sharma, and not forgetting FoSOC’s Chairman and Secretary Billy and Val Ferguson. The walk was led by Val who had a lot of help from, Billy who confirm that the Visitor’s Information Panel (VIP) is in for repairs, David at the Cross of Sacrifice, (100th Anniversary of CWGC walk 21st May @ 2.00 pm) Geoff at Rev Hubert Napoleon DuPont’s newly restored grave and Jean at a grave regarding Jane Austen who’s bicentennial of her death (1817) is being celebrated this year, FoSOC will be taking part with a walk called Revolutionary Times (walk 20th August @11.00 am). The weather was a bonus, warm and sunny and at the end there was a group photo then, Billy presented the Mayor with booklets on the old cemetery. Many thanks for all who came today.