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Spirit of Kinder lives on

April 30, 2014

And time to turn our attentions to the other parts of Britain forbidden to walkers and riders.

CampaignerKate

The spirit of Kinder is certainly alive in Sheffield.  The majestic Mandela Room at the town hall was filled with 200 people on Saturday to celebrate the 82nd anniversary of the Kinder Scout mass trespass and to discuss the trespassers’ legacy.

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The event was put together by the Kinder and High Peak Advisory Committee, led by the indefatigable Terry Howard with publicity coordinated by Roly Smith.  There was a good range of speakers, each complementing the other.

Countryside author Keith Warrender, Roly Smith, myself and Terry Howard outside the town hall, by the plaque to celebrate the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000. Countryside author Keith Warrender, Roly Smith, myself and Terry Howard outside the town hall, by the plaque to celebrate the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000.

The event was orchestrated by Sheffield’s walking champion, Councillor Peter Price. Speakers were John Mothersole, Sheffield City Council’s chief executive; Bill Bevan, archaeologist; Annabelle Kennedy from Sheffield Wildlife Trust on the Sheffield Moors Partnership, and three young members of the Sheffield Woodcraft Folk, Felix James…

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