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Midweek Wayfarers

A Yorkshire walking group

Tom and Ruby Wilcock
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On holiday together at Arnside

Another article in the Telegraph and Argus described Ruby, upon her death, as "A jewel in the ramblers' crown" and went on to say she was a personality who could talk to anybody, she had a good sense of humour and knew the countryside as well as anybody!

The Senior Wayfarers (Club) was formed in August 1979 as a result of a two-line advert in the Telegraph and Argus by Tom and Ruby Wilcock who are pictured in the photograph. Eight people turned up for the first walk on the 7th August.

In 1989 the Club celebrated its 10 birthday and according to the article in the local Bradford newspaper (the Telegraph and Argus) we had over 250 members. Walks were between 3 and 10 miles and the club arranged three walking holidays a year for its members with a choice, that year, of Scarborough, Scotland or Wales. If you click on the picture you can see a large version of the article and click here for the   1989 syllabus.

Since our tenth birthday we have remained at or around the 250-member mark but now have seven different walking groups and an annual walking holiday.  In 2019 we celebrated our 40th year!

In April 2023 we changed our name to the Midweek Wayfarers - A Yorkshire Walking Group as this better reflected what we had become with a younger profile and more people working flexible shifts and taking early retirement.

Walk to have fun

Walk to make friends

Walk to keep fit