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1969 Chris Ledbury, Powys - FSC Malham Tarn

In 1969 I arrived to begin two wonderful years as tutor at Malham...

...two years in which I grew up, developed a love of upland landscapes and wildlife which has lasted a lifetime and in a classic FSC romance, fell in love with the centre secretary. I have so many wonderful memories of that time. Learning some of a huge repertoire of rude songs from Ian Mercer who arrived in 1970 as the new warden, watching blackcock lekking at dawn, drifting gently across the tarn on a warm evening, chatting with dear old Harry Gill, the centre’s factotem and of course many evenings at The Listers in the village. It was wonderful and yes, after 42 years we are still together.