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Memorial for Joan Cunningham
1917 - 2010

One of our founding members

1st August 2010

Bob and Joan Cunningham were founder members of West Glamorgan Ramblers.  Bob was the first Footpaths Officer, which is why a new stile was erected in his memory near Llanrhidian.   Alan Mattingley came down from Head Office for the dedication ceremony, and lots of Ramblers were present for the occasion.   Joan was Secretary from 1983-5.   She made great and long-lasting friendships through her involvement with the Ramblers.   Joan and her friends still walked together regularly even though there came a time when they could no longer keep up with the rest of the members.   Joan's funeral was held in Suffolk where she had lived for the last 3 years when her health deteriorated further.   The Memorial Ceremony was held so that her Swansea friends could share memories of her together.   She was a much-loved friend to so many.

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Joan Cunningham 1917 - 2010

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Gathering before the Memorial Ceremony, including Moira, Don & Marion, Peter and Zetta

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Joan's close friends from the Ramblers, Moira and Marjorie, with Peter and Don

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More close friends from the Ramblers, Averil and Don

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Joan's close friend Vera, with Marion and Scottish Dancing friends Mary & Daisy

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Averil and Don meeting Joan's son Andrew and his wife Yoko

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Marjorie and Peter, plus Don

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Joan's eldest daughter, Gail

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Family and friends

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Joan's close friends from the Ramblers, Mollie and Val, with grand-daughter Eirwen and grandson's wife Alison

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Family and friends

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Marjorie and Averil

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Luke from the Gower Society and U3A

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Mollie and Val with Andrew

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Just before the Memorial Ceremony in the King Arthur hotel

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Buffet time after the Memorial Ceremony

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Luke & Florrie and other friends

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Peter, Zetta and Vernon (current Chair) looking at the minutes of 1984/5 when Joan was Secretary of West Glamorgan Ramblers

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Gordon and Don, old friends from the Ramblers

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Buffet - friends and family

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Family, including Joan's daughter Jo

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Ramblers group photo from 1981, including Joan & Bob Cunningham

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Ramblers group photo from 1983?

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Joan and family at dedication of the stile to Bob Cunningham in 1988, near Llanrhidian

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Funeral Service Booklet

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Funeral Service Booklet

All photographs Copyright 2010 Andrew Morgan. All rights reserved.

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