Why walk?

Why walk?

Why walk?

First published in Letters

WHY does Warrington still celebrate Walking Day?

We natives who remember the walking days of old find today’s processions a poor reflection of past walks.

I no longer go into town as it is quite upsetting to see how what was once a colourful spectacle has become a rather drab occasion.

There are several reasons for abolishing the walk; church congregations are smaller these days; there doesn’t seem to be much effort in making the procession interesting to watch – no decorated prams or flower baskets; most inhabitants of today’s Warrington were not born in the town and therefore have no connection or fondness for the walks; shops (including the market) stay open; it seems to benefit the pubs mostly and finally, 90 per cent of the time it rains!

Mavis Hoarty Birchwood

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9:10am Sun 6 Jul 14

Warrington Lass says...

Walking Days - although entertaining to watch, and sadly not as well supported by either walkers or watchers these days, are walks of faith. The people walking are doing so to express that Faith publicly, for the whole world to witness, they aren't just doing it as a carnival parade to entertain others. Of course they should still continue and if you don't wish to take part, for that one day in the year, give Warrington (or wherever the walk of witness is taking part) a wide berth. I'm proud to proclaim my Faith.
Walking Days - although entertaining to watch, and sadly not as well supported by either walkers or watchers these days, are walks of faith. The people walking are doing so to express that Faith publicly, for the whole world to witness, they aren't just doing it as a carnival parade to entertain others. Of course they should still continue and if you don't wish to take part, for that one day in the year, give Warrington (or wherever the walk of witness is taking part) a wide berth. I'm proud to proclaim my Faith. Warrington Lass
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