Fun-loving locals brave rain to keep legendary beer walk alive

MORE THAN 200 fun-loving locals braved heavy rainstorms to keep alive the legendary beer walk.

Headed by Justin Brown and his sister Angie the colourful group in fancy made an 11-mile trek across Saddleworth villages.

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Some of the beer walkers outside The Swan at Dobcross

The ‘unofficial’ walk was aimed at the supporting Saddleworth Round Table who had to scrap their original Beerwalk five years ago because of problems.

Justin, 47, who owns a kitchen fitting business, said: “We had an excellent turn out this year.

“It was particularly gratifying because the weather was appalling and sadly, that kept spectators away. But everyone had great fun.”

The father of two from Delph and his sister were part of a crew who operated out of a specially built ‘beer crate’ for their village-wide ramble.

Angie, who owns a hair salon in Greenfield, added: “We grew up loving the beerwalk and its ideals, and we want the spirit to stay alive.”

 

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