Derek Smith

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A former activist in south Wales and a good friend of the society, Derek Smith, has died aged 88. 12 Derek Smith

Derek and his late wife Nina (our local correspondents for the Vale of Glamorgan from 1999 to 2002) were an indomitable pair of path and amenity defenders over many years. Together they saved a pretty footpath at Wenvoe from closure by claiming it as a right of way, a battle which lasted five years.

Derek was also a pillar of the Ramblers’ Welsh Council executive committee and of South Wales Area.

Derek worked tirelessly for our cause and had a great sense of fun, always ready to laugh at himself too. He spent his last years in Dorchester to be near his family.

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