About the Club - History and Organisation

Bradford Walking is the name we use for our group on the internet. We are an established walking group also known as Bradford CHA and we celebrated our centenary in 2003. 


We were initially part of the larger CHA (Countrywide Holidays Association) which was created to provide opportunities for working people to enjoy the countryside and walking. Bradford CHA has been a very successful organisation providing walking and social opportunities for people from all walks of life for over 100 years.


We still try and push the boundaries in what we offer in the way of walking, so that those who are fit and able can still undertake some very challenging walks, often in areas where there are no paths and sometimes involving some scrambling. But we cater for all walkers. If you want a good day out on Sunday you can joing our B walks which are moderate in difficulty and we often offer C walks which are more leisurely and shorter.


The club has a hard working committee dedicated to keeping things running smoothly by organising the walking programme, transport, holidays, social events, finance and advertising. A newsletter is published every quarter. This has articles and information about forthcoming events, holidays


Officers of Bradford CHA are as follows:


Office

Name

Address

Tel / Email

President

Andrew Czenkusz

1 Grove Ave, Shipley, BD18 3BG

01274 585212

Vice President

Rita Schofield

41 Beacon Place, Bradford, BD6 3SH

01274 409326

General Secretary

Malcolm Walters

4 William Henry St, Shipley, BD18 4PP

07925 187885

Malcolm.walters@talk21.com

Treasurer & Holiday Co-ordinator

Ronald Wade

32 Maitland Close, Bradford, BD15 7WL

01274 884114

Ron.wade1@virginmedia.com

 

Membership Secretary

Jackie Hotchen

33 Moorside Drive, Drighlington, Bradford, BD11 1HE

0113 285 2734

Saturday Rambles Secretary

Gill Darnbrook

5 Lees Bank Rd, Cross Roads, Keighley, BD22 9EN

07553 204765

Gill2darnbrook@btinternet.com

 

Sunday Rambles Secretary

Jacqueline Wilkes

29 Tower Road, Shipley, BD18 4BP

01274 403540

jawilkes@blueyonder.co.uk

Social Secretary

Sheila Hogg

44 Tyersal Avenue, Bradford, BD4 8HL

01274 664717

Newsletter Editor

Kath Taylor

113 Pullan Avenue, Bradford, BD2 3RL

01274 631921

Kathleentaylor678@hotmail.co.uk

Publicity Co-ordinator

Jayne Noble

136 Nab Wood Drive, Shipley, BD18 4EW

07703565858

Weekend Co-ordinator

Jean Galthen

44 Newark Road, Bingley, BD16 2SL

07940 564408 & 01274 777741

Jeangalthen@hotmail.com

Web Admin

David Purkis

 

dpurkis@gmail.com &

info@bradfordwalking.org