Peak & Northern Footpaths Society (est.1894)

Signpost 56, February 2018

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Chairman's Piece
by David Hurrell

Winter is upon us, so it can’t be long before spring is just around the corner. But what of Autumn? In its usual mixture, there were good and bad days in about equal numbers. Some people much prefer Autumn to any other time of the year, with its wonderful colours and contrasting shades.

A Window on One of Our Affiliates; Denton Local History Society
by Allan Arrowsmith

The society was formed in June 1978, so we are looking forward to our 40th birthday next year. In 1978, the M67 motorway was being constructed, so there was much to do, in taking photographs and recording buildings which were to be demolished.

The 'Inaugural Really Rustic Award'
by Andy Leader

It gives me no pleasure at all to make the very first Really Rustic Award to the work carried out on Holmfirth Footpath 8.

Footpath Protection Can Take Time
by Anthony Brackenbury

We featured the Peak Forest Tramway in Signpost number 53 last year. Tony Brackenbury, who is Footpath Inspector in this area continues to fight for improvements to the footpaths.

'The Heights'
by David Bratt and Jim Foster

On the PNFS October longer walk, we were confronted with this sign, one of two either side of a property called The Heights, on the well signed Rotary Way near Harwood.

Out and About with Digital Maps
by Mel Bale

Like many PNFS members my love of maps goes back to my school days. I can remember a geography lesson where a group of us were handed the Ordnance Survey One-Inch Map of Manchester.

Brain Morrison - An Appreciation
by David Morton

David Bratt and I attended the funeral of Brian Morrison on 25 January (12.9.34 – 9.1.18) at Stockport Crematorium.

Talking about PNFS
by Shirley Addy

I have given over a hundred talks on several subjects to various local groups such as Probus, local history, U3A and Rotary.

Champagne, Eccles Cake and Snow at Signpost S208
by David Morton

You may recall that David Bratt related a happy day spent with one of our affiliates, the Eccles Rambling and Social Club (ERSC) in Signpost number 54.

The Combined Benefits of Walking
by Ushapa Fortescue

Although I’ve always been a keen walker, I have only recently become a member of PNFS. I decided to join after attending a long walk from the programme and going on many walks with my mum, a footpath inspector, often accompanied by David Hurrell, who provides local knowledge and map reading.

Signpost Report
by David Morton

Short Walks Programme

Longer Walks Programme

Shirebrook Footpath 33 – Rescued from Oblivion?
by John Harker

Shirebrook is a former mining town in the Bolsover District of Derbyshire, on the border with Nottinghamshire. Footpath 33 was added to the Definitive Map & Statement (DM&S) by an unopposed confirmed Order in August 2013.

The Footpath Inspections Database
by David Gosling

In October 2014 we held an Inspectors’ Conference in Manchester and are holding another on Feb 24th 2018

A Tale about Crich Footpath 42
by Ken Brockway

While trawling the web, Ken found an interesting article about the creation of Crich footpath 42, from Crich Carr to Whatstandwell station.

Railway crossing victory
by Rhoda Barnett

Do you go walking in Derby? Almost certainly not, but there are many public rights of way within the Derby City area which are well used by local people to get to shops, work, bus stops and other facilities.

And Finally...
by Mel Bale

A couple of weeks ago I received a call at home from a member asking if there had been any progress on making good an unsafe stile that she had reported to the society some time ago.

Signpost is edited and published for the Society by Ian Salvage, Postal: contact via Taylor House, 23 Turncroft Lane, Offerton, Stockport, SK1 4AB. Design and Print by Lymetrees (Tel / text 07984 059150).
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