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World Sauntering Day – 19 June

Today is…World…Sauntering Day…

So to celebrate World Sauntering Day and the many joys and the art of sauntering, here is a terrific newspaper article from 1890 that praises sauntering in all its glorious forms.

If you’re a saunterer yourself (or can sometimes saunter and ‘consider the lilies’ when it’s required), we’re sure you’ll enjoy reading this humorous essay.

We hope that sauntering will be announced (at some future date, there’s no hurry…) as an official event at the Olympic Games…

historical newspaper report about sauntering

Glasgow Herald – Saturday 23 August 1890

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000060/18900823/036/0009

However, not everyone was happy about sauntering. Here is a report about an anti-sauntering vicar who, like Socrates stirring up the Athenian youth, wished to act as a gadfly to shake folk out of their sauntering ways.

historical newspaper report about sauntering

Western Morning News – Monday 13 March 1939

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000329/19390313/030/0005

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