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Boot Relay - As a token of their respect for Trevor Antill, the Minders of the Monarch's Way Association are carrying Trevor's Boots for one last time along the full length of the Monarch's Way. Trevor Antill the creator of the Monarch's Way and founder of the Monarch's Way Association, died unexpectedly on Sunday, 29th August 2010. Trevor is a huge loss not only to his family but also to the walking fraternity.
As would have been his wish, the work on the Monarch's Way will continue through the team of Minders and Association members. The ultimate aim is to see the Monarch's Way designated as a National Trail. Caring for the route and promoting it will be a fit testimonial to Trevor.
This picture shows the Monarch's Way Team on tour with Trevor at the heart of things as he always was.
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The escape of Charles II after the Battle of Worcester in 1651.
For six exciting weeks, and hotly pursued by the Parliamentary forces under Oliver Cromwell, he travelled first north towards Wales, then south through the Cotswolds and the Mendips to the South Coast, and finally along the South Downs to Shoreham where he made his escape to France.
Loyally supported by his followers, many at great risk to their own lives, he was given shelter in places both great and humble, many of which still exist today.