The Well Trodden Path – Chapter 3

Chapter 3 – The People

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Summary:

Chapter 3 – The People

The leading founder members of Leicestershire Footpath Association were respected, even comparatively wealthy members of the Leicester community. Many of the original committee were clergymen and County Councillors and members of well-established Leicester families.

This chapter includes:-

Napier Reeve (1811 – 1888)
Arthur J. Gimson – First Secretary and Treasurer (1887 – 1911)
J.M. Gimson
S.A Gimson
R.F. Martin
Alderman W.H. Rippin (1871 – 1949) President of Leicestershire Footpath Association and First President of Ramblers Association.
Harry H. Peach, Secretary of Leicestershire Footpath Association until 1912. Founder of Dryad.
Sidney J. Pick Treasurer, Leicestershire Footpath Association 1912 -1969.
Robert Freer, Leicestershire Footpath Association Rambles Secretary 1929 – 1934.
Sir Robert Martin, Leicestershire Footpath Association President for 27 years.
Gilbert Odell, Leicestershire Footpath Association Secretary 1948 – 1977
Press clipping 1857 re Kibworth stile and action of Rebeccaites.
1931 National Conference of the Commons and Footpath Preservation Society


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