Winter Hill 1896 mass trespass commemoration

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.

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Guy Shrubsole, photo of posters in Sheffield protesting against the criminalisation of trespass in the Policing, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill 2021

Watch the event here:

report on the event in the Bolton News:

Write up on this Victorian Bolton blog:

The organisers of ‘Winter Hill 125’ are hoping to hold a commemorative walk in September this year.

See my earlier blogpost:

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