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Month: July 2017

Louise Braham: an Appreciation

Louise Braham: an Appreciation

Louise Braham, who died recently, was the inspiration for the Byways and Bridleways Trust, an original trustee, first editor of Byway and Bridleway, and founder of the Rights of Way Law Review. A barrister by profession, a farmer by choice, and an equestrian by passion, Louise and the other founders, already working for rights of way, came together in the late 1970s, when the legislation was outdated and crude, councils and the voluntary bodies ill-equipped to deal with higher status…

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Time’s Winged Chariot?

Time’s Winged Chariot?

Lincolnshire County Council has recently made a modification order to add a public footpath to the definitive map and statement for Middle Rasen. Nothing unusual there, you say? Well no, not unusual, but worthy of note nonetheless. The application was made in August 1987, and a determination to make the order in September 1988. Yes, thirty years from application to order. The application is founded on user evidence in the period 1925-1955. In 1987 a person just in their majority…

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