It’s been busy on recent #ThrowbackThursdays in the challenge Facebook group as #minichallenge21 has made a Golden Badge available for one lucky poster. Results of that contest are still to come in the mag but we couldn’t resist pulling out some exquisite entries from the 60s and 70s for your viewing pleasure!
Take part in #ThrowbackThursday every week by digging out a snap of an old snap with the hashtag. It’s good to cringe!
Joy Meakin – My first ever trip to the Lake District. Early 1970s. We went as a group of friends and stayed near Wastwater. I was totally inexperienced at walking, but really wanted to do what the others did. The boys anyway. Most of the other girls stayed around the Lake. So it was boots, Peter Storms, woolly hats and jeans! I know we went up Scafell Pike and Great Gable. Think I was awe struck in this pic!
Glyn Horan – This is me with my husband at Rhossili Bay in 1977. It was the weekend of the Queen's Silver Jubilee and we camped for the weekend with my sister, who was studying in Swansea at the time. It was really busy, and really wet. Do you remember those cagoules and overtrousers, which were really stiff, and crackled every time you moved?
Lesley Stapley – 1989 walking the Herriot Way. Staying in Youth Hostels and carrying everything in a rucksack. From now on my bags will be transported but even a daypack needs to be big enough for everything but the kitchen sink.
Christine Woods – This is me aged 17 in 1969 on Skiddaw. This was the first time I’d climbed a mountain and I just fell in love with the views. This walk started me on my love of walking and I joined the Liverpool Ramblers where I met my husband Charlie and together we have had so many great walking holidays in the UK, Switzerland, Austria and Bavaria.
Mark Bennett – Me at the top of Greathall Gill Wasdale in a really snazzy jumper probably 1971.
Meg Vickers – This is me, aged 8, with a monkey (the furry thing in my arms, not the scary man on the right – my lovely Dad). I think the dentist gave him new front teeth soon after this was taken.
Jane Chambers – Somewhere on the west coast of Ireland mid 60s. Note bare feet from getting white socks wet in peat bog- so climbed most of it barefoot!
Rachel Kirk – Near Tarn Hows 1969ish. Mum & Nanny are sporting a lower heel for hiking, Dad in sports jacket & tie. I have a broken arm under my tee shirt and a gob full of Kendal Mint Cake. Nanny is rocking the jaunty hat/handbag combo. Amazing to think what I wear/carry as essential for a hike these days. We’d walked miles dressed like that!
Pete Davies – Me, probably aged about 4, on holiday in Westward Ho, North Devon, so around 1968 it was taken. Oh I was cute back then.
Mark Harrop – A holiday to North Wales 1975. Let's go for a short walk the adults said! Probably should have let the kids do the navigating because 18 miles was a tad long.
So as a true Yorkshireman with flat cap on, I thought it was time to break out the ministry of silly walks.
Joanne Burr – This was our school needlework class project: beach robes, so we had to be photographed wearing them on Marsden beach. I was absolutely rubbish at needlework.
Julie Moran – I nearly didn't put this old photo on, because of the shame... look at our footwear!!!!
Barry Plant – 1975, when Starsky & Hutch was cool. Also before I had a choice in my appearance. Out for an Easter Walk with me little Sister picking daffodils for Gran on the Lenham Chalk Cliffs. That or off to do a blag down the sweet shop in those magnificent flares and a shooter stuffed in the bouquet of flowers.