Leeds nostalgia: Out for a stroll in Bramhope

Gone are the days when more senior members of the family would encourage their offspring to 'go for a walk' around about where they lived, for no other reason than to get some fresh air and see what was going on.

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Going back even further, community groups saw the old tradition of ‘beating the bounds’ as one worth treasuring - and, indeed, some still keep the age-old practise alive.

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The picture above was taken on March 1, 1980 and shows members of the Lower Wharfedale group of the Ramblers’ Association walking through Bramhope, near Leeds, at the start of a family ramble through the district.

If you recognise anyone in the picture, or if you still take part in ‘beating the bounds’, please get in touch with us.