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Re: Willows Walks Site
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2016, 06:47:17 AM »
Many of you may not know about the Willows Walks web site created by The Marple Website as a tribute to Willows School Teacher "Pop" Mason way back in 2008.



The site is based on pretty old software and stopped working a while ago. I was unable to figure out why until we moved servers at the start of this week. As part of the transfer to the new server a cryptic error message popped up in the logs that gave me a clue and led to me finding the cause. This morning I've managed to fix it.

So those of you who have enjoyed it before will be pleased to know it's back.

Those of a certain age who grew up in Marple in the 1950s-70s and haven't seen it before may be able to take an exciting new trip back in time!

If you attended the walks organised by Pop between 1957 and 1974 you could be in for a nostalgic treat!

www.willowswalks.co.uk

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Re: Willows Walks Site
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2009, 08:35:39 PM »
Have added contact details for a potential reunion, or just a chat, for anyone who took part in the Willows Walks : http://willowswalks.co.uk/index.php?option=com_contact&catid=43&Itemid=76
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Willows Walks Site
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2008, 07:00:05 PM »
Very interesting! Found my mum on there. But sadly no information or pictures
If any one has any from 1964 Visit to Aaron. I would love to see them. Her name by the way was Pat Shaw, unfortunatley no longer with us so I can't ask her about it.
Thanks in advance Tina

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Willows Walks Site
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2008, 07:52:34 AM »
A brand new feature has been added to the Marple Website this morning with the unveiling of the Willows School Rambling Club Diaries at http://www.marple-uk.com/willows

This is a tribute to school teacher Frank "Pop" Mason, who introduced pupils of the Willows to the pleasures of rambling between 1957 and 1974, and a celebration of the 50th anniversary since he first began leading the walks in December 1957. It is a collaboration with his daughter, Ann.

If you went to school at the Willows and participated in these walks or the holidays to Youth Hostels in the Lake District, Wales, Scotland or the Isle of Arran it is likely that your name is included for the times you were involved. Just use the search feature to find out.

If you have your own recollections or photographs from these times, or if you can help with captions for the existing photos then we would be delighted to hear from you.

Unfortunately there are not so many photos for later years but we have recently received two DVD worth of converted cine film that we hope to add to the site in the near future, when we've worked out what's on it and the best was to incorporate the material.

If you have neighbours, friends or relatives who may have participated in the Willows walks or holidays then please tell them about the site so they can take a trip down memory lane.


Mark Whittaker

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