Shoppers encouraged to sign up for Boundary Walk

James Hockaday

Shoppers were encouraged to connect with Maidenhead's roots by the Rotary Club of Maidenhead as it promoted the Boundary Walk on Saturday, September 24.

The 13-mile walk, which an estimated 600 walkers will follow on Sunday, October 2, is based on a medieval practice called Beating the Bounds, which parishes used to mark their boundaries.

Walkers will follow a route from Boulters Lock car park in Lower Cookham Road, through to Bray, Cox Green, Maidenhead Thicket and Pinkneys Green, returning to the start.

The Prime Minister Theresa May usually does the walk but will sadly be unable to this year due to the Conservative Party Conference.

The Rotary club had a stand in the Nicholsons Centre to promote the event.

Walk organiser Jim Howles said: "It's all about tradition. I've been a Rotarian for less than 12 months but I can see how much it means to the Rotary and the community."

Rotarian Ron Walker, 80, said: "I'm passionate about it, I really am. It's one of the biggest events in Maidenhead."

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