Grange over Sands: George Sharples died 7 April 1968

This memorial bench can be found on the slopes of Hampsfell above Grange over Sands.  I generally walk up Hampsfell through Eggerslack Wood and chose a route to descend where I can enjoy the full splendour of the view over Morecambe Bay.  The lane where this bench is situated climbs up from Grange over Sands to Hampsfell and I came upon it one frosty December day.

The plaque reads to George Sharples, a Manchester Rambler who died here on 7 April 1968.  There must be a story behind the commemorative bench, but I haven’t been able to find anything out.  Does someone out there know anymore about George Sharples?

Grange over Sands: Commemorative bench to George Sharples, a Manchester Rambler who died here on 7 April 1968

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