Guild of Ransom
STANDING on the balcony of Tyburn Convent, close to London's Marble Arch, on Sunday, Mgr Laurence Goulder, Master of the Guild of Ransom, held up a pedometer (an instrument which measures distances walked).
"I had this tied to the foot of a man in the procession," he told the crowd over 1,700 strong who filled the roadway below. "It registers exactly two and one-eighth miles."
[hey had just taken part in the Guild's lyburn walk, held each year in honour of the English Martyrs. Beginning at the Old Bailey, the walkers make the journey which so many of the Martyrs made to their execution at I yburn, near where the Marble Arch stands today.
‘Igr Goulder cut the ground in more senses than one from under the feet of the weary people who return home and declare: "We must have walked six miles if we walked an inch."
It was a quietly cheerful ending to a most loyal and devout display of faith. Led by Bishop Rudderham of Clifton, we left the Old Bailey at 3 pm and were divided into three columns, each with a crucifix at its head.