Local History Volunteers Needed

Do you enjoy reminiscing about the past? Sharing your local history knowledge with friends and discussing how much Stoke-on-Trent has changed over the years? If yes then volunteering with the Closer to Home, Circular Walking Network could be for you.

With walks taking place every day of the week and in every corner of the city, the walking scheme takes in so many local history spots. As Closer to Home Walking Network Elise Butler explains “we are really keen to find volunteers who would enjoy leading our regular health walks, but who also have an interest in the local history of their area.”

She added “we are not looking for history experts. We are looking for people who want to pass on their knowledge about Stoke-on-Trent in order to enhance our walks which take place in areas such as Penkhull and Hanley.”

Regular walk leader and local historian Alan Myatt said “I’m interested in local history and have written several books about Blurton so I thought walk leading was a good opportunity to show people the history of the area and places that they never knew were there. On the walks I’ve met people I’ve not seen for years so it’s great to renew acquaintances and reminisce about what has changed.”

If you would like to find out more then join Alan and his fellow walk leaders on the historic Trentham Park walk every Wednesday at 2pm, leaving from the Harvester Inn near the old park gates, or call the ‘Closer to home, Circular Walks’ Team on 01782 831900, email: walks@stadiumcommunities.org.uk or log on to www.stadiumcommunities.org.uk

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