Walking Blues

PUBLISHED: 11:55 15 June 2006 | UPDATED: 11:47 04 May 2010

WHEN the summer weather suddenly appeared, it seemed like a good idea to take to my feet instead of using the car. Some routes are easier to walk along than others. You would expect some of Soham s multitude of footpaths to be slightly less well maintaine

WHEN the summer weather suddenly appeared, it seemed like a good idea to take to my feet instead of using the car.

Some routes are easier to walk along than others. You would expect some of Soham's multitude of footpaths to be slightly less well maintained that the paths beside the road, but this is not always the case. The footpath opposite Britten's Garage is a case in point. The path skirts Melton House, once the home of Josh Martin the horse dealer. This Josh should not be confused with his son, "Young Josh," who lives on Brook Street and is looking forward to his ninety seventh birthday soon.

The path on the corner has more than its fair share of moss and weeds growing through it, but that's not the main problem. The luxurious foliage of the shrubs has done so well this spring that it has grown right over the wall and it is now almost impossible to walk along the path and stepping out into the road on the corner isn't a very bright thing to do. Perhaps the Heart Beat walkers should take some bill hooks with them next time they venture down Townsend!

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