The next Thursday Walk

The next Thursday walk will take place on August 17th, starting from The Free Car Park, Thaxted. The organiser is Ray Shanks. His telephone number is 01440 762198. There are two distances, 5k and 10k. 
Anyone wishing to share transport should meet outside the home of Ray Shanks at 9:15 a.m.

Next Summer Series Walk

The next Summer series walk, the last of the year, will take place on July 31st, 2017, starting from The Farmhouse Inn, Monks Street, near Dunmow, at 6:00 p.m.. The start venue is two miles south of Thaxted. The post code is CM6 2NR. The organisers are John and Annalise Smith. Their telephone number is 01440 707017. There are two distances, 5k and 10k.

Thomas Cook – Leicester Heritage Trail


Thomas Cook began his tourism company  on July 5th, 1841, when he successfully organised a rail excursion from Leicester to Loughborough, so travellers could attend a temperance meeting. The cost was one shilling per person.

Annual B.B.Q June 2018

The annual B.B.Q was held at the home of Ray and Pat Shanks, who, along with Kay and Colin Smith, prepared an excellent B.B.Q. The sincere thanks to all four are extended by all members who attended.

Below are photos of members enjoying the good weather and excellent food.


The Clicker by John Atkins on The Leicester Heritage Trail

A statue remembering the shoe industry in Leicester’ History.

A clicker was a skilled worker who cut out the upper part of the shoe from the leather, the elite of the shoe making trade.The name comes from the clicking sound made by the knife on the board beneath the leather.