Category Archives: History

Join us and celebrate the Fred Pearce Relay, July 27

FRED PEARCE 3 x 5k RELAY, SATURDAY, JULY 27 at SIMISTER – 1.30 START Life must go on, so says the truism. Indeed over the months since the sad loss of our inspiration, Fred Pearce, club members have come forward … Continue reading

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KEEPING THE RED ROSE FLAG FLYING: RIP FRED PEARCE [1939 – 2019]

Message from the family: Fred Pearce’s funeral will take place on Thursday 2nd May, 1.45pm at the Stockport Crematorium – Rowan Chapel. Everyone is welcome back to our home for food/drinks post the service to celebrate his life, address as … Continue reading

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ALISON TROPHY AND KEN MUNRO TROPHY RESULTS PLUS HOMAGE TO KEITH FRENCH

ALISON TROPHY 15 KILOMETRES, 9th MARCH AT CHORLEY Roy Gunnett reports: The Alison Trophy race was held over the usual hilly course comprising a mile out followed by 3 laps and then a mile home. Following a morning of very … Continue reading

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#SAVETHERACEWALKING: Four under the Hour in the Sam Shoebottom 10 kilometres

Before the start of the Sam Shoebottom races, we made the sign in support of the #SAVETHE WALKING protest against the proposed disappearance of both the 20km and 50km from the Olympics and the problematic introduction of electronic shoe technology. … Continue reading

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New Year’s Greetings and an intriguing historical enquiry

Firstly I must convey my best wishes and good health for the New Year to everyone at the club and beyond, who visits this LWC blog from time to time. One way or another get a few miles in on … Continue reading

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An emotional AGM as Fred Pearce ‘retires’

The 111th Lancashire Walking Club AGM witnessed a heartfelt and humbling occasion. Dogged by ill-health Fred Pearce, the club’s ‘Jack of all trades’ and pivotal personality, was stepping down from his roles as President, Chairman and Treasurer. In his address, … Continue reading

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Chris Bolton completes his 17th Nijmegen Walks, 60 years after his first!

Apologies to Chris Bolton for the belated appearance of this recognition of his mightily impressive Nijmegen achievement. Chris writes: [In July] I completed the Nijmegen four day walks for the seventeenth time.¬† ¬†This year it went well with no problems. … Continue reading

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