Not only was 2018 the 40th year Anniversary of the Golden Cap Association but it was also the 40th Anniversary of the acquisition by the National Trust of the Golden Cap itself and of the Stonebarrow site, formerly an RAF installation. To celebrate the occasion members and NT volunteers were invited to meet on Stonebarrow for an afternoon cream tea followed by a walk around some of the property. And we were thrilled that approximately 100 people accepted the invitation. The afternoon was blessed with glorious sunshine tempered by a cooling sea breeze.
The afternoon events started with short presentations by the current West Dorset General Manager, Hannah Jefferson; the former General Manager, Helen Mann; and the Golden Cap Association Chairman, Gordon Simmons. After the tea, served by the NT staff and assisted by members of the Golden Cap Assoc Social Committee some of the guests were led on a guided walk around the immediate area by two of the NT Rangers.