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Kinder trespass to be marked with annual event

Posted 4 February 2013
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Kinder trespass to be marked with annual event
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The 1932 Great Trespass written differently on Kinder Scout is to be marked on an annual basis by a 'Spirit of Kinder' day.

Last year saw the 80th anniversary of the trespass being marked by a series of commemorative events and the Kinder & High Peak Advisory Group has decided on this course of action to keep the spirit of 1932 alive, Grough reports.

Roly Smith, chair of Kinder 80, said: "The amount of interest in our event last year convinced us that we should have an annual event to keep this tremendous interest going."

He revealed the first Spirit of Kinder Day will take place on April 27th, three days after the 81st anniversary, with Open Spaces Society chair Kate Ashbrook speaking.

Many believe the freedom to go walking on the mountains in England and the creation of national parks came about because the access movement was galvanised by the trespass, particularly as there was much public sympathy for five trespassers jailed for riotous assembly.

One of the five was the main trespass organiser Benny Rothman, who died in 2002.

Last year saw a plaque being unveiled on the wall of his former home in Timperley, Greater Manchester.ADNFCR-2803-ID-801534553-ADNFCR