It was great to celebrate the 100th birthday of countryide campaigner Len Clark. Len grew up in London in the 1920s and 30s and escaped the city to discover the countryside through the newly established YHA . He gave back a lot to the Association by serving in several voluntary roles eventually becoming national chairman and a vice president.
As a Council member of the National Trust he was ready to remind the charity that its roots had been in enabling access to open spaces. After retiring from public service in the 1970s he became active in the Open Spaces society, the Campaign for National Parks and was a consistent supporter of the moves to obtain National Park status for the South Downs.
Oops did I mention that I am one of his three proud sons? (Neil and Stuart are the others two! )