Doc Marten's Area - Thursday 20th October 2016

Leader: Roy Carter

19 walkers.  Another lovely Autumn day, lots of sunshine and a really interesting walk.

We learned some of the history of Dr Martens boots - the original Dr Marten himself in Germany - the air-cushioned sole - their arrival in England and Wollaston - the naming of the boot 1460 after the first production date 1 April 1960  - the trademark yellow stitching - and the huge part Pete Townshend played in making Doc Martens the iconic items of footwear they remain today.                      

Yardley Hastings - Easton Maudit - large oak tree opposite the church - Derek Nimmo, the actor, lived here and is buried in the graveyard - mid-morning break at Bozeat - on to Wollaston - around the Wollaston town trail in search of green plaques - the home of Doc Martens and Air Wair - lunch stop at Wollaston - Strixton - Grendon - Castle Ashby - afternoon break in the Courtyard - back to Yardley Hastings.

A great walk Roy, thank you.  More of the same please!

Merrian's photo are here: