Phil Hermes memorial walk
On Saturday August 7th we held the third annual walk in memory of Phil Hermes 1958 to 2018. Phil was a long-standing volunteer with GVCV. About a dozen of us walked, including conservation volunteers, Phil’s brother Mike and ex-colleagues of Phil from European School Books.
We started out at 10.30 am from the Rising Sun car park and walked in a clockwise loop around Cleeve Hill to the Lone Tree where the plaque with its poetic tribute to Phil is situated, together with other plaques, and where his ashes are scattered. Phil was fond of roaming and birdwatching on Cleeve Hill, and his birthday was on August 9th, so the walk was appropriate.
Afterwards we adjourned for lunch, a drink and convivial conversation at the pub.
David G Evans, Phil’s close friend.