Journey’s End

Seat on Leicestershire Round at Gumley

Seat on Leicestershire Round at Gumley

So many years, so many miles of footpath walking Jim Mason had walked the paths of Leicestershire ‘man and boy’ and became a key member of the LFA committee, as our Rambles secretary. With his knowledge of paths, we reckoned he knew every path in Leicestershire. He could remember the names of every landowner and farmer he had contact with when doing his work for the County Council in preserving and improving stiles, footbridges and painting and erecting those yellow topped way mark posts which point out the route on the Leicestershire Round.

He was a good companion on many a long mile in this and neighbouring counties. He was tireless, observant and appreciative of all the countryside we passed though and was knowledgeable and fun to be with.

He never missed a chance to do helpful practical tasks for anyone and was loved by all those who came into contact with him. Jim died at Harley House Nursing Home on Saturday 12th September 2015.


One Response to “Journey’s End”

  1. Neil Barker Says:

    Jim was Mr LFA to Jackie and myself when we joined in1999.
    I agree with Ken’s sentiments. Very saddened.

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