HISTORY WALKS around Hedon have always proved popular with both residents and visitors to the town – albeit they are only organised occasionally. Now a Hedon man has had a marvellous idea to organise tours of the town’s history sites and sights, hopefully, on a more regular basis.
Hedon man Tony Porter is organising two history walks around Hedon to show points of interest and to pass on some of the history of the town – and if successful he hopes this can become a monthly event.
Tony said: “My plan is to have test walks on Sunday 17th January 2016 to see what the reaction is. If I think it is viable then I will have leaflets printed and go into a more geared up publicity campaign.”
“All the walks I have been on around Hedon have never included the Fleet or Haven. This would be impossible to do in a two-hour walk with all the other history there is in the centre of town. I am therefore leading two walks, one meeting at Johnson’s Corner car park at 10:30am on Sunday morning that will be a longer walk, around 2 miles and take in the town south of Fletcher Gate which includes the Fleet and the Haven. Much of this route could be muddy in periods of wet weather but some alternative routes to avoid this are possible.
“At 2pm there will be another walk starting at the Market Hill car park that takes in the main part of the town. This walk is 1.25 miles long and is all on pavements.
“Each walk will be approximately 2 hours in duration. The cost will be £4 per adult per walk and £2 for children.
“My hope that is by people understanding more about how and why Hedon came in to being, and knowing some stories about the folk that lived here previously, it will give them more of a connection to the Town and so hopefully identify with it, and who knows maybe frequent the shops more, and join societies in the Town
“If I can make these regular events I hope that having the two walks on the same day will bring folk from outside for the whole day into Hedon and this will bring revenue to the shops, pubs and cafes.”
Tony has created a website to promote the initiative which he says will be developed further if the initiative takes off. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org for those who want further information.
Those details again:
Hedon History Walks – Sunday 17th January 2016:
- 10.30am – Meet Johnson’s Corner Car Park – To walk the Fleet and Haven (wear suitable clothing and foot wear)
- 2:00pm – Meet Market Hill Car Park – To walk Hedon centre
- £4 per adult per walk and £2 for children.