The idea of bringing back to life the rich and diverse history of the Lancashire Walking Club founded in 1907 has been around for quite a few years. However to do so has seemed an uphill task. Stalwarts of the past have passed away with the club records seemingly accompanying them into oblivion. However the idea has been sparked once more into life ironically by the death of a great clubman, Cliff Royle, who a decade ago had sent Ron Wallwork an evocative recollection of his athletic days. Following Cliff’s funeral Ron shared these memories with a number of today’s club members. Such has been the impact of Cliff’s tribute to ‘The Tough Men of the Road’ that we have decided to have a crack at collecting together on this site anything and everything pertaining to the club’s history, be it photos, articles, results or simply a personal memory you want to share. For the time being we will post stuff as it arrives with no sense of trying to put it in any logical order. If that happens down the line, it will be a bonus. Thus we would encourage you to raid your lofts and your minds – send stuff to Tony at firstname.lastname@example.org. If we get our act together we might also begin using a facility called Drop Box, which allows folk to send bigger files. So watch this space.
Thanks to Ron Wallwork for the first of several photo montages. Attempted answers to the question gratefully received! I’ll have a go in the next few days.