The Journey: 90th anniversary


Jack Catchpool book

New Jack Catchpool book

We’re giving away five copies of Duncan M Simpson’s comprehensive new book about Jack Catchpool, a pivotal figure in the early days of YHA. Youth Hostel Pioneer: Peace, Travels, Adventure and the Life of Jack Catchpool looks at the international influence of a man who left a remarkable impact on the world of youth hostelling. The book also includes a foreword from YHA Chief Executive James Blake. 

To be in with a chance of winning a copy, simply answer the following question.

Jack Catchpool was YHA’s first national secretary. His appointment, and YHA’s formation, came about after seven friends from Liverpool made a hostelling trip to which European country? (The feature on pages 16 and 17 might provide a helping hand.)

1.            Italy

2.            Switzerland

3.            Germany

Answers to [email protected] by 1st March 2021.

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