John White, member, emeritus footpath secretary of Vale Royal and Knutsford Ramblers and ex chair Mid-Cheshire Footpath Society
This article is from Signpost 67, Spring 2021
Patrick Justin McCarthy died in the autumn aged 91. Justin would have been known to many as a footpath inspector, active member and pioneer on claiming new rights of way. He did the latter though his deep interest in railways and canals and was well known to the Cheshire archive personnel in his research of claims in the 19th century for possible railway routes.
He was also keen member of the Ramblers and Mid-Cheshire Footpath Society and his knowledge of rights of way legislation was used by both those societies. When we had active consultative forums in Cheshire County he was well known to both councillors and officers through his effective participation at them.
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