Lewes Footpaths Group celebrates 50 years with a great walk

Pelham House
Pelham House

More than 50 members of Lewes Footpaths Group enjoyed glorious summer sunshine when they took part in the Great 50th Anniversary Walk into Lewes on Tuesday last week.

The event celebrated the founding of the group in 1964 by Morris Breese and there was also a dinner at Pelham House on Friday to mark the occasion.

The thriving group is put down to members’ commitment and enthusiasm through the years.

Having walked from as diverse starting places as Offham, Ringmer, Chailey, Piddinghoe, Rodmell, Glynde, the Newmarket Inn and The Half Moon at Plumpton, the members converged on the Town Hall where they were welcomed by the Mayor and Mayoress, Councillor Mike Turner and his wife Ann, to gallons of tea and copious biscuits and buns.

Amongst the many members there were Arthur Snell and Robert Cheesman, two members who were active in the group from its very earliest days.

Guests of honour at the Anniversary Dinner were the Deputy Mayor and Mayoress, Councillor Sam Li and his wife Jenny Li.

Robert Cheesman gave an entertaining and informative talk about the history of the group.