Brenda Parker 1939 -
Brenda was brought up in Aberdeen, Scotland, and in 1961 graduated in Chemistry and
then obtained a PhD in Polymer Chemistry, both at King’s College, Aberdeen. After
three years as a post-
During the 1970s and '80s a series books of walks in Hampshire were published in conjunction with Hampshire Area Ramblers Association (as it was then) and Brenda was the author of three of these. These aimed to introduce people to walking while also promoting the Ramblers.
In 1994 Brenda retired from the RAE and moved to Basingstoke in 1998. She then served
for five years as Area Chair, helping to set up two young walkers groups, the Wessex
Weekend Walkers and the Hampshire 20-
While not working on rights of way matters, her other interests included Scottish
Country Dancing and bird watching. Her passion for walking and bird watching and
wildlife in general took her to many places around the world and gave her a world-
We hope that this walk is a fitting memorial to the life of Brenda Parker.