Kissing gate installed in memory of Jeanne Le Surf

Family and friends at the dedication in memory of Jeanne Le Surf. Pictures: supplied by Sue Walker

Family and friends at the dedication in memory of Jeanne Le Surf. Pictures: supplied by Sue Walker - Credit: Archant

A kissing gate was dedicated in memory of Jeanne Le Surf, former 'Rambler' in the Eastern Evening News, at the Mannington estate in north Norfolk.

Jeanne Le Surf and her husband George. Picture: Adrian Judd

Jeanne Le Surf and her husband George. Picture: Adrian Judd - Credit: Eastern Counties Newspapers

Mrs Le Surf, who died in 2017, wrote 'The Rambler' weekly walk articles for the Norwich (Eastern) Evening News for over 40 years and was Norfolk Ramblers area footpath secretary for several more years.

Norfolk Ramblers footpath officer Ian Mitchell said: 'She wrote these walks for 40 years from 1962.

'The gate funded by the ramblers replaced a stile on a public footpath on the Mannington estate, owned by Lord and Lady Walpole. Jeanne advised the estate when it wanted to change some of its public paths and introduce some permissive paths 30 years ago.

'After the dedication of the gate, 76 ramblers and friends participated in one of the long, medium or short walks led by Wensum Group members around the pretty estate.'

The kissing gate on the Mannington Estate. Picture: supplied by Ian Mitchell

The kissing gate on the Mannington Estate. Picture: supplied by Ian Mitchell - Credit: Archant


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