Peterborough ramblers club celebrate group’s 80th birthday

Peterborough Holiday Fellowship Rambling Club's 80th Anniversary lunch at Orton Hall Hotel. Photo supplied

Peterborough Holiday Fellowship Rambling Club's 80th Anniversary lunch at Orton Hall Hotel. Photo supplied

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More than 50 people attended the Peterborough Holiday Fellowship Rambling Club’s 80th Anniversary lunch at Orton Hall Hotel in Orton Longueville recently.

The walking group, which has over 90 members, was founded in 1934 and is thought to be the oldest in the country.

The anniversary celebrations were organised by treasurer Pam North and club secretary Anita Patchett.

On the day, members and their guests were welcomed by David Bourne before tucking into a three course meal.

Speeches were given by committee members Madge Howell and Colin Molyneux, who had both walked with the club for many years, then followed.

Old photos and programmes on display gave guests a sense of the group’s long history.

Mr Molyneux said: “Walking is something that gets into your blood, and the group is a great way to see the beautiful countryside around Peterborough.

“I believe some of our oldest members are in their late 70s and we have a group for younger people.”