Tuesday, 19 August 2014

F is for Fred Perry


The Fred Perry Way is a 14 mile walking route starting here at North Reddish Park.


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Its southern end is here at Woodford.


The route which was officially opened in 2002 combines rural footpaths, quiet lanes and river valleys with urban landscapes and parklands as here in Vernon Park.


Fred Perry was born at this house in Portwood in 1909.


He won the men's singles in 1934, 1935 and 1936 and was the last English men's tennis player to win Wimbledon. He was also a member of Britain's winning Davis Cup team from 1933 to 1936. and was made a freeman of Stockport in 1934.

More information can be found on the Stockport MBC website.

A contribution to
Our World Tuesday
ABC Wednesday;
signs, signs.
Good Fences.

15 comments:

  1. Looks nice! I really like the stairs shaded by trees. Also good to learn who Fred Perry was, I had never heard of him (I'm not really a sports fan...=)

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  2. That shaded staircase is quite a pleasant way down. We do have paths like this in one version or another. Sometimes it's a former railroad bed.

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  3. A lovely path and a nice memorial to Fred Perry.

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  4. A friendly place. I think I remember him from my visit to the Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island.

    ROG, ABCW

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  5. though your post is mainly about Fred, I really like the covered trellis over the stairs...

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  6. I must say I had never heard of Fred Perry, thanks for the education. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  7. Love the steps with the trellis!
    I think this is much nicer than having just a plain old street named after you.

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  8. That is a wonderful way to remember him!

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  9. Lovely wrought iron all around. I'm glad to remember Fred Perry. Thank you.

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  10. really like the gate entrances and that huge hoop arbor! neat! thanks, gerald!

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  11. Beautiful gates and fences! I've never been to Stockport, but met some Stockport folk while staying at Jackfield. :-)

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  12. I love the 33 gate...lovely arbor, too. :)

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  13. great scenery..... a lovely place to walk. i like the arbor.

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  14. What a great scenery. I would love to take a stroll with my camera there as well.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  15. More interesting history and lovely images of fences, etc.

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