Val Walmsley

The lady with the camper van

We are sad to report the death in June 2019 of Val Walmsley, a well-known village personality for many years before she moved to London in 2008 to be near her daughters. 

Val is pictured here as she departed from the village in her familiar and well-used camper van. 

While living here she took an active part in various village activities including the Entertainments Group, the Produce Show, the Book Group and Classical Music Group which included a Chopin prelude (the first piece of music she included at the Group in June, 2002) and was re-played at their June 2019 meeting in her memory. 

Also well remembered is Bob Walmsley, her husband who pre-deceased her.

Val's funeral took place in London and was attended by friends from Bishop Monkton.