The Friends of the Ridgeway have been able to establish an annual arts competition and prize, based on a generous donation, the Swire Ridgeway Arts Prize. The aim of the competition is to bring The Ridgeway to life not only as a long distance trail but as an artistic inspiration, and to show The Ridgeway, its history and environs, in all aspects throughout all seasons. The theme is ‘The Ridgeway: history, ecology and landscape across the surrounding environs‘. The closing date for entries shall be two months prior to the Ridgeway Friends Day in 2017 or 1st of February 2017 whichever is the later. For further details, please see the Swire Ridgeway Arts Prize page.
We are pleased to announce that the Committee, at its Meeting on 28th July, co-opted Anthony Burdall to the Committee pending his proposal for election as our new Chairman at the AGM next Spring. Anthony is a Civil Engineer living in Faringdon, retired after 30 years with Halcrow and P&O. He has since contributed to U3A in Faringdon and Thames Valley Network, walks, sails his own boat and is interested in photography. We welcome Anthony to the Association, and look forward to many years of his leadership.
We are always looking for new members to join us to help preserve the spirit of The Ridgeway. Our annual membership rates and further information on joining can be found on our Join Us page. You will receive regular e-Newsletters with campaign updates, articles of general interest about The Ridgeway and news on recent publications. We also run a programme of interesting and informative events throughout the year. We are currently seeking volunteers to join the committee, as Trustees, and as Membership Secretary and as Engagement Secretary.
Our Spring Newsletter includes news on The Swire Ridgeway Arts Prize, The Ridgeway Partnership, Preliminary Notice of the 2017 AGM, The Vale of White Horse Local Group and a review of the Ridgeway Guide Book ‘Walking The Ridgeway’.
To read the current Newsletter and for our archive of previous newsletters, please click on the button.
The Friends of The Ridgeway is a registered charity (No 1107926) and we rely on the support of our members and from donations. We are working to extend The Ridgeway to Salisbury and onwards, as the Great Stones Way, and we need your help to do so.