Happy Birthday Leicestershire Footpath Association

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Our present Association started in 1887 and the first meeting was in the School Board Room at the Municipal Buildings on June 10th, W. Simpson, jun., in the chair.

(From: A short history of the Leicestershire Footpath Association. By H.H. Peach. A paper prepared for the Countryside and Footpath Preservation National Conference, Leicester, October 13th , 1928)

Pictures starting top left:

  • Leicestershire Round a 100 mile circular walk around the county devised by members to celebrate the Association’s centenary in 1987
  • Excellent cross field paths and yellow topped waymark posts today make Leicestershire one of the best walking areas in England.
  • A group of members ready to start a walk from Tilton on the Hill
  • A.J. Gimson Secretary and Treasurer 1887-1911
  • LFA badge created at the time Rutland was part of Leicestershire
  • Opening of the Rippin Path at Bradgate May 1953
  • Ordnance Survey map cover from 1930’s
  • Part of the LFA researched and published ‘Map of Paths 1904’
  • A recent walk by the Tuesday group at Brooksby
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