On the last Wednesday in September Mike Snape and his wife led 15 of us along the grand
series of 20 limestone wall stiles to cross Linen Dale ( a dry dale derived from “lime tree valley”) and gradually descend to Eyam.
This Village is famed for the villagers’ heroism in 1665, following the arrival of Plague bacillus amongst cloth from London. The Rector and inhabitants isolated themselves to prevent the spread of bubonic plague to outsiders, but at the loss of 260 villagers lives. Eyam was full of interest, and Mike pointed out several plaques on buildings, including the pigeon loft from where “pigeon post” took sales/ordering messages to Macclesfield from one of the local mills.
We returned past Dunlow farm along an easy walled track, and looped round on pleasant field paths by Silly Dale (another dry dale). Suddenly we re-entered the picturesque village of Foolow, complete with duck pond, stocks, Churches and most satisfying of all , a welcoming Bulls Head pub for a very pleasant pensioners meal.
Thanks Mike and Margaret for an interesting walk.
November 29th Whiteley Green and Kerridge. Leaders Richard & Clark. Pub Lunch.
December 20th Wildboar Clough quiet Roads. Leader Walter Mason. Pub Lunch
January 31st Details to follow. Leaders Ruth and Dave Smith 01663 765 364
Would anyone who would like to lead a walk in 2007, please contact Walter Mason , with
suggested locations, walk and possible months, so that next years programme can be formulated.
|The subject for the next meeting on 8th November will be
“Saving and Investment Opportunities within the Building Societies” Our guest speaker will be the Area Sales Manager from The Cheshire Building Society.
Naturally any of our members will be welcome to attend.
Dig into your Piggy Banks Editor