Rescuers’ reunion plea

The South Ribble Fell Search and Rescue Team in 1962
The South Ribble Fell Search and Rescue Team in 1962

THE Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team is appealing for old South Ribble rescue team members to contact it to help celebrate 50 years of mountain rescue in Lancashire during 2012.

The South Ribble Fell Search and Rescue Team was formed in May, 1962, and was soon followed by the Northern Rescue Organisation. These teams amalgamated to form the Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team in October 1980.

“We recently invited some of the old Northern Rescue members to an open evening at our Garstang operating base to show them the changes and developments which have taken place over the years,” said Press officer Paul Durham, himself a member of the old South Ribble unit.

“It was such a success that we thought we’d try to contact as many retired members as we could and invite them to commemorate half a century of service to walkers, ramblers and hikers. We’re hoping to invite all old members to a meeting and presentation on Thursday, November 24.’’

l Contact can be made via www.bowlandpenninemrt.org.uk and clicking onto the fund raising officers link or by calling Paul on 07765 696374.