MEMBERS of a Wirral conservation group have celebrated the long and winding path which led them through their first 125 years.
Members of Wirral Footpaths and Open Spaces Preservation Society gathered for afternoon tea in Hoylake to mark the milestone.
The society was formed in 1888 by a group of local businessmen, as they were worried that railways, canals and roads would encroach on footpaths and open spaces in the peninsula.
More than 80 members met to look through photos, maps and pictures from the society’s history.
Chairman, Terry Woods said: “I am proud to lead the work of the society.
“We continue to keep footpaths open and clear overgrown areas.
“We also comment on plans which threaten our open spaces.”
Wirral’s rights of way officer, Robin Tutchings, was a guest at the celebrations. He paid tribute to their work, and its volunteers who help keep footpaths clear.
Anyone who would like to become a member, accompany them on walks or volunteer to clear paths, then visit www.wirral footpaths.org.uk