Coffins carried on footpath campaign route

PUBLISHED: 17:00 10 June 2014

The Coffin Lane campaginers on the route.

The Coffin Lane campaginers on the route.

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CAMPAIGNERS for a new footpath to a Somerset town braved the rain for a fundraising walk along the route.

The group carried placards and homemade coffins from Compton Bishop to Axbridge to raise money to keep the campaign going.

The Coffin Lane demonstrators are looking to create a new cycle route between Cross and Axbridge, as people currently have to walk alongside the busy A371.

Campaign co-ordinator Tess Gill said: “It was an interesting experience to walk along the actual route taken by the coffins in the past, and highlighted just how dangerous it is to try to walk along that part of the A371 while heavy lorries whizz past. We had a good turnout and would like to say a big thank you to the brave walkers and all those who sponsored us.”

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