Venture44 Magazine

Venture 44

Editor: Rachael Brown

For many years the unit produced its own magazine - “Venture 44” – with a circulation of over 100 copies, mainly to ‘old boys’ of the unit. We usually managed to get out 2 or 3 editions a year, in what was a time-consuming effort for the editor. A back catalogue of these paper editions is being added to this page as time and availability permits. All editions prior to 87 will therefore be scanned PDF files, which require a PDF file viewer such as Adobe Acrobat Reader.

More recently, we have taken advantage of the Internet to publish reports of our escapades as web pages rather than hard copy, thus saving many trees and potentially increasing circulation! The ability to display colour digital photographs as well has greatly enhanced our offerings.

We hope you agree and enjoy them all!

Note!   Paper versions of Editions 87, 88 & 89 were published in parallel to the web-based versions. PDF files of each one can also be downloaded and viewed via a link on the respective web-based version.

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Edition 93

Edition 93
July 2009
South Devon, Silverstone  &  Santana - Summer Trip 2009
ESL's Jazz Band Tour - April 2008
Öche Alaaf!   Karneval - February 2007
Portland Bill Climbing Trip - July 2006
Editor: ESL

Edition 92

Edition 92
Eire 2005
Murphy's Tour de Beara, Mr Tayto  &  A Cow called Guinness
Editor: ESL

Edition 91

Edition 91
Orkneyinga Saga 2004
Misty Isles and the Pursuit of Blue Jumper Photos
Editor: ESL

Edition 90

Edition 90
Norway Expedition 2002
Tree Fellers, Tonje & The Thong of Norway!
Editors: Rachael Brown & ESL

Edition 89

Edition 89
Eire Expedition 2001
Hot Beara days and wild Gaelic nights!
Editor: Rachael Brown
This editon also published as paper copy
& includes Annual Report, From All Points plus other articles - view pdf  
here

Edition 88

Edition 88
Scottish Expedition 2000 - Dumfries & Galloway
A tale of abandonment, broken limbs and yet more marmalade!
Editor: Rachael Brown
This editon also published as paper copy - view pdf  here

Edition 87

Edition 87
Dartmoor & Cornwall Trip - February 2000
Marmalade...and other things!
Editor: Rachael Brown
This editon also published as paper copy - view pdf  here

Edition 86

Edition 86
Norway 1999 Special
Tales of trolls, elk, lapskaus & hopeless love!!
Editor: Rachael Brown

Edition 85

Edition 85
Summer 1999
Tales of past Norway trips, Winter visits to Harlyn Bay & Dartmoor,
Sixth form Leadership & Year 7 Activities courses
Editors: Andrew Norman & Rachael Brown

Edition 84

Edition 84
January 1999
A look back at the Summer '88 Expedition to Scotland,
Naked bagpipes and whisky galore!
Editor: Andrew Norman

Edition 83

Edition 83
February 1998
Raft Race 97, The Life of Tim & The Art of Navigation,
Our Man in Nepal, Life at University
Editors: Dave Clifford & Dan Bower

Edition 82

Edition 82
Ireland 1997 Special
Bear Island, Sea Fishing and DofE Gold & Bronze Expedition Hikes
Editor: Jody Ballard

Edition 81

Edition 81
April 1997
Introducing new VSL Dave Proudlove,
Cotswold Marathon reports,
Frank Henderson Memorial
Editor: Adam Griffiths

Edition 80

Edition 80
December 1996
Norway 96 Expedition
Editor: Oli Scarff

Edition 79

Edition 79
July 1996
Scotland Diary, Adventure Around Europe,
Climbathon, Southern Lakes, Sun Run
Editor: Jody Ballard

Edition 78

Edition 78
March 1996
Review of 1995, Swimming Gala,
Cotswold Marathon, Moral Leadership Course
Editor: Jody Ballard

Edition 77

Edition 77
November 1995
Black Hill Visit Scotland,
Waun Fach & Hay-on-Wye, Mountain Biking in Forest of Dean
Editor: Jody Ballard

Edition 76

Edition 76
March 1995
Unit News, A Right Royal Occasion (Visit by Princess Royal to STRS),
Hay-on-Wye (Iestyn Morris), Scotland Trip Summer 1994,
How to Climb a Warehouse, From All Points
Editor: Jody Ballard

Edition 75

Edition 75
May 1994
Unit News, From the Headmaster (Tony Jarvis),
Cotswold Marathon (Dave Frodin), Alas Poor Yorick (Mark Gilmore),
Sponsored Pool Match (Jody Bevan), Sports Report,
'He's Simply the Best!' (Citizen report on Panji Grainger English Young Basketball Player of the Year),
25 Years of Venture44, From All Points
Editor: FH

Edition 74

Edition 74
December 1993
Unit News, A Ride on The Ridgeway (Mark Gilmore),
The Never Ending Story (Tim Andrews), Unit Accounts 1992/3,
From All Points, Spells of a Dark Magus (Steve Clutterbuck)
Editor: Jeremy Lai Hung

Edition 73

Edition 73
June 1993
Notes & News, Cotswold Marathon (Jer Lai-Hung),
Sponsored Bike Ride (Adam Bradley), From All Points,
Spells of a Dark Magus (Steve Clutterbuck)
Editor: Paul Kingsbury

Edition 72

Edition 72
September 1992
Norway Expedition Special
Editor: Paul Kingsbury (with help from Matt Wilton)

Edition 71

Edition 71
June 1992
Unit News, Obituary,
World Indoor Climbing Contest (Matt Wilton),
From All Points, From the Land of Oz (Jase Stone)
Editor: Paul Kingsbury

Edition 70

Edition 70
December 1991
Unit News, The Bracelands Experiment (Jim Newman),
Annual Report & Balance Sheet,
From All Points
Editor: Paul Kingsbury

Edition 69

Edition 69
September 1991
'The Diary of A MacNobody'
Scotland '91 Expedition Notes
Editor: Paul Kingsbury

Edition 68

Edition 68
June 1991
Unit News, Up for the Cup (Nick Cambridge),
The Sun Run (Jim Newman), Ben Nevis the hard way,
DIY - An Alternative Battle Plan (Paul Kingsbury), Down Memory Lane,
Of Beer and Thermos Flasks and Karrimats (Matt Wilton),
From All Points
Editor: Paul Kingsbury

Edition 67

Edition 67
March 1991
Unit News, Sports Report (Nick James),
Christmas in Norway (FH), On Ski in Austria (Adrian Stokes),
Culture Spot (Kev 'n Paul), Top Gear (Matt Wilton),
A German Exchange (Andy Roderick), Teach Yourself Spanish,
From All Points, Iraqnaphobia (Derek Dalby),
Summer Camp USA (Justin Sargent)
Editor: Paul Kingsbury

Edition 66

Edition 66
November 1990
Unit News, Another Bed Race (Mark Baker),
The Swimming Pool, Half Term at Hay (Matt Wilton),
It's A Long Way to Lower Lydbrook (Nick & Sam Cambridge),
The Quiz Kids (Paul Kingsbury), Himalayan Adventure (Steve Chalkley)
Editor: Paul Kingsbury

Edition 65

Edition 65
September 1990
Norway 90
Editor: Paul Kingsbury

Edition 64

Edition 64
June 1990
Unit News, My First International (Panji Grainger),
Eat Your Heart Out Magnus Magnusson (Paul Kingsbury),
Bed Race 1990 (Mark Baker), Which Mountain Bike (Matt Wilton),
Local News, From All Points,
Transatlantic Experience Part Three (Rich Kerswell)
Editor: FH/Matt Wilton

Edition 63

Edition 63
April 1990
Unit News, Wet & Windy Wales (Justin Sargent),
The Cotswold Marathon (Matt Wilton), Turning Over a New Leaf (Stu Finch),
Camp Craft (Brad Salter), Transatlantic Experience Part Two (FH),
From All Points, From Rich's to Rags (Rob Dalton),
As Easy As Shelling Peas (Phil Champion)
Production & Graphics: Mike, Paul, Matt, Brad & Nick

Edition 62

Edition 62
February 1990
Unit News,
Wehater - A Bad Spell of Weather (FH & Matt Wilton), In the Swim (FH),
Transatlantic Experience Part One (Sam Lazar), Raft Race 1989 (Paul Kingsbury),
Camp Craft (Brad Salter), From All Points
Production & Graphics: Matt, Brad & Paul

Edition 61

Edition 61
November 1989
Unit News, The Bed Race 1989 (Nick Cambridge),
Survival Night! (Mike Cheshire), Dolgellau - August 1989 (Matt Wilton),
From All Points, Mont Blanc (Steve Chalkley)
Editor: FH

Edition 60

Edition 60
November 1987
Venture Scouting Relaunch, VSL's Notes,
The Cotswold Way (Larry Townley), Berkeley Nuclear Power Station (James Foster),
The Fastest Bed in the West (Justin Sargent), Unit Accounts,
From All Points
Editor: James Foster

Edition 59

Edition 59
March 1987
Norway Special - Summer 1986 Expedition Edition
Editor: James Foster

Edition 58

Edition 58
November 1986
Secretary's Notes, VSL's Report,
Annual Accounts Summary,
Local Hero (Pete Green)
Editor: James Foster

Edition 57

Edition 57
April 1986
Editors' Notes, The Great Bed Race (James Foster),
The Venture 44 Survey Results, Windsurfing (Joe Clyde),
National Cross Country Championship (Adam Foster),
A Cautionary Tale (Mike Barton)
Editor & Assistant: Steve Clutterbuck & James Foster

Edition 56

Edition 56
November 1985
Rob Halford,
Editorial, The Raft Race (Lee Rounce & James Foster),
Culture Corner (Steve Clutterbuck), From All Points
Editors: Neil Hawkins & Steve Clutterbuck

Edition 55

Edition 55
August 1985
Ireland 85
Editor: Steve Clutterbuck

Edition 54

Edition 54
July 1985
Editors Comment, Whitsun & Easter Expeditions (Steve Clutterbuck),
Annual Report & Unit Accounts,
Jail Break for Ethiopia (Simon Venn), From All Points,
Chinese New Year (Chris Pashley)
Editors: Neil Hawkins & Steve Clutterbuck

Edition 53

Edition 53
February 1985
Editorial, Bikers Special,
From All Points, Letter from Minnesota (Mark Evans)
Editor: Neil Hawkins

Edition 52

Edition 52
November 1984
Editorial, Comment (Jason Stone),
Raft Race (Stewart James), VSL's Notes,
Annual Accounts, From All Points,
Go Well, Go Shell (Pete Green)
Editor: Steve Catchick

Edition 51

Edition 51
September 1984
España 1984 - Summer Expedition to Picos de Europa
Editor: FH

Edition 50

Edition 50
May 1984
50 Not Out!
Editorial, From Rich's to Rags (Rob Dalton),
The Inca Trail (Row Lloyd), Leicester We Forget (Mark Simmons),
Sports Report, Venture Scout Uniform (DLB - Who's he? - Ed)
Editor: Yosh Cowmeadow

Edition 49

Edition 49
December 1983
Norway Special Edition
Editor: Yosh Cowmeadow

Edition 48

Edition 48
October 1983
Comment (Yosh Cowmeadow),
North Wales One (Graham Dalby), North Wales Two (Rob Halford),
Fourteen (Bri Symcox), From All Points,
Just Another Cynic (Mark Evans), Puzzle Page (Rich Kerswell)
Editor: Yosh Cowmeadow

Edition 47

Edition 47
June 1983
Comment (Yosh Cowmeadow), The Art of Procrastination (Brian Symcox),
Offa's Dyke Walk (Jon Wright), Annual Balance Sheet,
Mountain Musings (FH), A Short Walk in the Andes (Row Lloyd)
Editor: Yosh Cowmeadow

Edition 46

Edition 46
March 1983
Comment (Yosh Cowmeadow), North Wales October 1983 (Dave Wilson),
Cotswold Marathon (Brian Symcox), Sorry - No Samples (Andy Manders),
Yosh's Page, From All Points
Editorial Board: Yosh Cowmeadow, Jer Hobbs, Stu Bishop

Edition 45

Edition 45
This edition is missing from archive
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Edition 44

Edition 44
October 1982
Notes & News, Be Sure to Wear a Ribbon (Stu Bishop),
Who's Who in the Exec, From All Points,
Alternative Technology and all that (Paul Jennings)
Editors: Jer Hobbs/Stu Bishop

Edition 43

Edition 43
May 1982
Editorial, Sports Report (Stu Bishop),
The Adventures of Zebedee II (Brian Symcox), Life in a German City (Jer Hobbs),
Annual Accounts, Stars on Ice (Rob Halford),
Bridge over the River (Paul Venn), From All Points
Editor: Jer Hobbs

Edition 42

Edition 42
March 1982
Editorial, Sports & Social Round-Up (Stu Bishop),
Scottish Expedition Report,
Cotswold Marathon 1982 (Mike Barton)
Editor: Jeremy Hobbs

Edition 41

Edition 41
December 1981
Editor's Notes, Idris Williams (FH),
Paddle '81 - Part the Second (Phil Brown),
From All Points, Motor Bike Racing
Editor: Jeremy Hobbs

Edition 40

Edition 40
September 1981
Editorial, Life Behind the Iron Curtain (Hugo Ashby),
VSL's Notes, Balance Sheet 1980/81,
Gloucestershire Cricket 1981 (Iain Weir),
Paddle 81 - the T-shirt Saga (Phil Brown),
Information Desk
Editor: Jeremy Hobbs

Edition 39

Edition 39
June 1981
Notes & News, Prize Crossword,
Which Stove?
From All Points
Editor: Mark Simmons/Rich Kerswell

Edition 38

Edition 38
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Edition 37

Edition 37
November 1980
Norway 1980 - Expedition Special
Editor: Mark Simmons

Edition 36

Edition 36
July 1980
Notes & News, Sports Report (Stu Bishop),
Easter at Bodesi (Mick Barton), Cotswold Marathon 1980 (FH),
Accounts 1979-80, From All Points,
University Life (Julian Williams), The Real India (Ian Simmons)
Editor: Mark Simmons

Edition 35

Edition 35
May 1980
Notes & News (Editor), Sports Report (Stu Bishop),
The Great Bed Race (Steve Grail), Special Report (Russ Watson),
Isle of Wight (Tim Smith), Subscription Stats, From All Points,
NewYork, New York (Pete Green), Exec Member (Mark Simmons)
Editor: Mark Simmons

Edition 34

Edition 34
January 1980
Notes & News, Venture Award Thoughts (FH),
Half Term at Hay (Pat Phillips), Holiday 1980 (Stu Bishop),
From All Points, Egypt: An Impression (John Price),
Back Page, the ...
Editor: Mark Simmons

Edition 33

Edition 33
September 1979
Editorial, Notes & News (VSL), A Stroll in the Country (Paul Venn),
An Excursion in Wales (Nigel Brewster), From All Points,
Kathmandu & Tropical India in a British Leyland Tin Box (Steve Chalkley)
Footnote (Size 9)
Editor: Mark Simmons

Edition 32

Edition 32
April 1979
Editor's Notes, Winter Hike (Pete Green),
Annual Report, From All Points
Editor: Rob Dalton

Edition 31

Edition 31
December 1978
Editor's Notes, Impressions from the New World Part Two (Kevin Neely),
2500ft, Going Down (John Barnes), Knebworth (Ian Fletcher),
Wargaming (Iain Weir), From All Points (VSL)
Letter from India (Steve Chalkley)
Editor: Rob Dalton

Edition 30

Edition 30
November 1978
Iceland 78 - A Venture 44 Special
Editor: Rob Dalton

Edition 29

Edition 29
September 1978
Editor's Notes & News, Manors Maketh a Man (Steve Ball),
Bodesi Revisited (Mark Simmons), Black Mountains 1978 (Phil Champion),
Impessions from the New World (Kevin Neely), From All Points (VSL)
Editor: Rob Dalton

Edition 28

Edition 28
April 1978
Editorial & GlosAid, Notes & News (VSL),
Impressions of a Punk Rock Concert (Ian Fletcher),
Personally Speaking (Julian Williams),
Icelandic for Beginners 'Enginn', From All Points
Editor: Rob Dalton

Edition 27

Edition 27
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Edition 26

Edition 26
November 1977
Editorial, Notes & News (VSL),
Bryn Boeth 1977 (Rob Dalton & Chris Dee), Boston Marathon Part 1,
Hazards of Canoe Building (Dave Brown), South of Scotland (Paul Jennings),
A Poem (Anon)
Editor: Rob Dalton

Edition 25

Edition 25
August 1977
A Walk in the Black Mountains (Rob Dalton), Notes & News (VSL),
Sponsored Sunday (Pete Green), Dean Walk Excavation (Mark Bennett),
'Shirley Williams, Education, Etc' (Mark Evans), From All Points,
How the West Wasn't Won (Pete Irvine)
Editor: Rob Dalton

Edition 24

Edition 24
March 1977
Notes & News, District 5-a-side (Paul Calver),
Cotswold Marathon (Wally Champion), Midland Mystery (Jon May),
From All Corners, University Challenge (Rob Pragnell)
Editor: FH

Edition 23

Edition 23
January 1977
Editorial & VSL Notes,
North Wales Summer 1976 (Ian Fletcher),
'A Nice Hike Except ...' (Simon Weston),
Post Scriptum (Steve Davies)
Editor: Pete Bright

Edition 22

Edition 22
December 1976
Island Venture Special Edition
Editor: VSL

Edition 21

Edition 21
August 1976
Coming of Age (J A Stocks), VSL Notes,
Alternative Technology (Steve Preston), The French Connection (John Price),
Black Mountain Madness (Steve Allen), Orienteering (Rob Pragnell),
Skiing (Pete Bright & Chris Pashley)
Editor: Steve Davies

Edition 20

Edition 20
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Edition 19

Edition 19
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Edition 18

Edition 18
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Edition 17

Edition 17
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Edition 16

Edition 16
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Edition 15

Edition 15
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Edition 14

Edition 14
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Edition 13

Edition 13
December 1973
The Matterhorn (Steve Chalkley), Scotland 1973 (John Barnes),
Half Term Camp (John Price), VSL Notes,
Personally Speaking (Andy Messam)
Editor: Ian Simmons

Edition 12

Edition 12
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Edition 11

Edition 11
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Edition 10

Edition 10
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Edition 09

Edition 09
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Edition 08

Edition 08
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Edition 07

Edition 07
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Edition 06

Edition 06
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Edition 05

Edition 05
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Edition 04

Edition 04
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Edition 03

Edition 03
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Edition 02

Edition 02
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Edition 01

Edition 01
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