Friday, 14 December 2018

Walkers can learn town’s history

A SERIES of fund-raising walks around Watlington will take place this month.

A SERIES of fund-raising walks around Watlington will take place this month.

Tim Horton, chairman of Watlington in Bloom, will lead the two-hour walks, which will explore the town’s history.

The first one, on August 11, will look at Watlington’s past up to the Civil War in the mid-17th century.

Mr Horton said: “Whether you ‘know’ Watlington or not, you will be surprised to learn many new things about the people and places that have made this beautiful town into a unique community.”

The proceeds will go to Watlington in Bloom as well as St Leonard’s Church and the town hall.

Mr Horton said: “We are up against some strong communities in this year’s competitions and the walks are a ‘thank-you’ to all those who have put in time and effort on our behalf. If we can make some money we will be in a stronger position next year.”

There will be walks on August 11 and 18 at 1.30pm and 3.30pm, starting from the town hall. The walks on August 25 will also begin at 1.30pm and 3.30pm, beginning at the National Trust car park in Hill Road.

Tickets cost £5 (£3 for students) per walk or £12 (£7.50 for students) for the series and are available from the post office or by emailing tim@horton03.fsnet.co.uk

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