Marathon walker John Merrill
John Merrill, is a British marathon walker, a profession which he can be said to have created, and of which he remains a leading, if not the only, member. He is photographed in California, USA during his walk of the Pacific Crest Trail. John Merrill has calculated that he walked over 217,000 miles between 1969 and 2010, raising over 756,000 in charity sponsorship. Date: 1986
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The Cuckoo by Alfred Bestall
Series of humorous illustrations showing a young girl, full of energy and optimism as she models her new hiking outfit, and then chatting to neighbours as she passes on her walk, but miserable wet weather in June makes her change her tune and by August she has packed her suitcases and is heading for a more civilised holiday by train. A typical theme for the 1930s when the craze of hiking was at its peak.
© Estate of Alfred Bestall/ILN/Mary Evans Picture Library