Peak & Northern Footpaths Society (est.1894)

In Memory of Mike Barnes

In Memory of Mike Barnes

News item dated Tuesday 22nd November 2016

Following the recent death of Mike Barnes, the society’s webmaster and an exemplary footpath inspector, our Signposts Officer, Dave Morton met with Mike’s widow Rebecca to talk about how best to celebrate Mike’s contribution to the society.

Rebecca said that she would like to finance one of our signposts fairly close to their home and she accepted Dave’s suggestion of S487 at Cotebank, Chinley. The Society also wished to commemorate Mike and it was agreed with Rebecca to place two more ‘memorial plaques’ on existing signposts in parishes that he inspected. So in late October Rebecca’s one was fixed to S487 at Cotebank, Chinley and more recently, in mid November, the other two were fitted to S406 at Mixon, near Onecote, a parish that Mike had only recently taken on as an inspector, and to S443 at Weston Underwood, one of his older parishes, in the far south-east of our territory, just northwest of Derby.

Signpost 406
Signpost 406 – Memorial Plaque
Signpost 443
Signpost 487
Signpost 487 – Memorial Plaque

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Page title:In Memory of Mike Barnes
Address:http://peakandnorthern.org.uk/news/2016-11-22/in-memory-of-mike-barnes/
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