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THEY have trodden trod·den
A past participle of tread.
a past participle of tread familiar paths both at home and abroad.
And even the threat of war, the aches and pains of old age and the modern day passion for wireless technology over walking has not dampened their enthusiasm.
After 79 years, the Liverpool Catholic Ramblers Association is still going strong.
And its loyal members are calling on all former and current ramblers to join them for their 80th birthday celebrations later this year.
The group was formed in 1927 and originally started out as a social club.
Founding members of the group decided that as part of their social meetings, they would go for walks.
Walks became a more regular thing and it eventually grew into an official rambling rambling Neurology Fragmented non-goal directed speech most often caused by acute organic brain disease. See Organic brain disease, Word salad. group.
At first the association was an exclusive group for Catholic people, but 20 years ago they opened the doors for other religions to join and the membership grew.
The group was more popular in its early years, especially just before and after World War II. Many current members are from the war-time era.
Association president, Dave Newns, 67, from Billinge, said: "It's strange to think that once I was part of the younger generation of the group, and all of a sudden I became one of the older ones.
"It used to be like an 18 to 30s club. Now it's the other way round and more like a 30 to 80s club.
"It is a shame that we don't get many younger people joining anymore. In this new age of technology, young people would prefer to stay at home and play computer games than come out for walks every Sunday Sunday: see Sabbath; week. ."
In the group's 79-year existence, they have formed tennis and football clubs. There have also been annual skiing trips to Europe.
The group has also been involved in supporting children's charities.
The association is in the process of organising celebrations for their special anniversary.
A big dinner dance has been arranged for October 27 at Christ the King Social Club in Childwall, for all association members, new and old, to meet and reminisce rem·i·nisce
intr.v. rem·i·nisced, rem·i·nisc·ing, rem·i·nisc·es
To recollect and tell of past experiences or events.
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Mr Newns said: "Many of the members are war babies and have since left the group. At past anniversaries we have had reunions with old friends.
"This year we will be putting the old newsletters and photos on display. Many of the photos show the stunning views that we have seen on our walks."
For details call Mr Newns 01744 632211.
READY FOR THE OFF: The Catholic ramblers in 1937 about to set off on a walk