Trip down memory lane at latest walk and afternoon tea hosted by The Mill!

Walkers enjoyed a trip down memory lane in a vintage vehicle ahead of an afternoon walk followed by afternoon tea at The Mill.

Starting with welcome drinks at The Mill in St Catherine’s Park, the party of 21 were transported to Lisieux Hall on a vintage Leyland Tiger Cub coach, provided by The Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust.

The group was then led on a three-mile walk through Cuerden Valley Park by Bob Clare, Jim Bentham, Paul Taylor and Jim Skipper of the Lancashire Dotcom Walkers, before returning to The Mill for a delicious afternoon tea.

Bob said: “One of the great pleasures in life is to enjoy a walkthrough lovely countryside before sitting down for a meal, especially if you share it with good companions. We would like to thank our friends at Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust for their support in this event. For us of a certain generation, it was literally a ride down memory lane.”

Nicola Hanmer, commercial catering manager at St Catherine’s Hospice and The Mill, said: “We’d like to say a huge
thank you to Bob Clare and the team from Lancashire Dotcom Walkers, as well as to the Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust for the use of the fantastic vintage red bus for the afternoon. It really added to the occasion and it was very generous of them both to give up their time to support us in this way.”

She added: “The event was another way that we’re working to raise vital funds to support the care of St Catherine’s, and hope everyone had fun in the process!”

The next afternoon walk and afternoon tea event takes place on Wednesday March 16th and features a riverside walk taking in the Preston Junction Nature Reserve. Click here for more information and booking details.

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