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I am saddened to report that Malcolm Cronshaw passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on 20th July 2022 aged 75 years.

His funeral will take place at 10:45 am, Friday 12th August at the Portchester Crematorium. Further details and how to donate to his charity of choice at this link.

Malcolm was a strong supporter of RAPS, serving for many years as Membership Secretary. He was best-known and much-loved locally for his authoritative performances as quiz master at several local venues, including the RAPS Quiz Nights at The Port House, which he took over in 2017 bringing his Eggheads contestant and teaching pedigree to bear on proceedings. He was so looking forward to resuming in October. We will all miss him.
Chris Clark RAPS Chair 22-07-2022

D-Day planting S.O.S.

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The D-Day 75 planting on our green field is showing signs of distress after this summer's heatwaves, especially on the north and east edges where leaves on the saplings have dried to a crisp or have been dropped prematurely. This has been pointed out to the Portsmouth and Southsea Tree Wardens and their co-ordinator, Trish Bell has messaged RAPS to say:

 

"The Trees are on the watering schedule by Portsmouth city council. I will check this is being done. Anyone who walks over there is encouraged to give the trees a water. If folks could take a cleaned empty milk container of fresh water on walks to help. Choose a different tree each time." 
 

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