On 12 March 2021, I took part in an excellent discussion about the Winter Hill mass trespass near Bolton in 1896.
Local historian Paul Salverson, land reform campaigners Guy Shrubsole and Nick Hayes, and actor Maxine Peake spoke, alongside me. We were chaired by Bolton FM’s Keith Harris. It was a great evening with a large number of local people participating.
Watch the event here:
report on the event in the Bolton News:
Write up on this Victorian Bolton blog: http://victorianbolton.org.uk/the-winter-hill-mass-trespass-zoom-meeting
The organisers of ‘Winter Hill 125’ are hoping to hold a commemorative walk in September this year.
See my earlier blogpost: https://historyofpublicspace.uk/2018/10/26/winter-hill-mass-trespass-1896/