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Hello Elaine

I had the pleasure of attending the Autumn Footprints event in Mapperley recently, which I greatly enjoyed. I was looking through my notes on the history of Kirk Hallam and came across the following, which I though might be of interest to you. A copy of the book is available from Ilkeston Library.

Page 43

"Trespassing on the towing-path was strictly forbidden, as was fishing, but at the end of 1824 the Company went to the expense of making a footpath with stiles between Lucitt Lane and Kirk Hallam for the convenience of Mapperley inhabitants going to their parent church."

Regards
Esther Collington

The Nutbrook Canal, Derbyshire 
by Peter Stevenson 
published by David & Charles: Newton Abbot

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