Peak & Northern Footpaths Society (est.1894)

Chairman's piece

This article is from Signpost 47, Autumn 2014

This will be my last contribution to Signpost as chairman of Peak & Northern Footpaths Society. Although my role has been largely one of a caretaker until a new chairman could be found, I still feel honoured to have undertaken the job and would like to thank those of you who have sent me messages of support.

As you will see from the letter inviting you to the EGM in November we now have candidates for the posts of Chairman, Secretary and President who, if elected, will I’m sure secure the future of PNFS for many years to come.

In my few months as chairman I’ve become very aware of the hard work and dedication of the many volunteers who run Taylor House, install signposts and bridges and inspect our footpaths. I’ve also become aware that we desperately need more help and would encourage each of you to get involved if you are able to do so. Any help you can offer is welcomed, from delivering our leaflets to people you might meet when out walking, to editing this newsletter or becoming a regular on Monday mornings at Taylor House. PNFS is dependent on your support and without it we would cease to exist.

If you live some distance from Taylor House modern technology is available to assist. In our monthly management meetings we regularly have people attending by video link and I can assure you it works very well indeed!

It is with sadness that I report that Fred Travis died earlier this year. Fred was a passionate member and footpath inspector of the society. Fred, a retired joiner also assisted with the erection of numerous signposts.

Alistair Taylor

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