Marathon walker John Merrill’s talk in Wingerworth

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Marathon walker and author John Merrill is to give a talk at Wingerworth Church Centre on Monday March 23 at 2pm.

His talk is in support of Jenn Willis, curate at All Saints Church, Wingerworth who is planning to walk from Wingerworth to Canterbury in June to raise £5,000 for the church roof.

The talk is free, but there is a suggested donation of £5.

John, a familiar walking figure in the Peak District and now living in the south of England, was made an honorary master at Derby University in 2003 for his writing and walking.

By 2013 he had walked more than 206,000 miles.