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Spirit of Kinder 2018

Some photos taken at the celebration that took place on the 21st April 2018 at the Friends Meeting House in Manchester.

Panel of Speakers

Some of the guest speakers, from left to right: Yvonne Witter (Peak District Mosaic), Kate Ashbrook (Ramblers Chair), Margaret Manning (Manchester Area Chair), Maxwell Ayamba (Projects Manager for Sheffield Environmental Movement) and, standing, David Toft (Poet and Vice-Chair of Hayfield Parish Council). The other invited speakers were Jim Perrin (Rock Climber and Travel Writer) and Keith Warrender (Local Historian and Writer).


Display Stands

Attendees enjoyed informative displays at the back of the hall provided by the Ramblers, the National Trust, Peak District National Park, Sheffield Environmental Movement (SEM), Peak District Mosaic and the British Mountaineering Council (BMC).


Ramblers' Stand

The Ramblers' stand showed a selection of historical posters and information about the Trespass.


Manchester Community Choir

The Manchester Community Choir (Musical Director: Liz Powers) gave a wonderful performanace of songs which reflected the struggles of working people. The day culminated with a rousing community rendition of The Manchester Rambler led by local folk singer Jack Parker.

Area Sunday Walks Latest

Although there is now an upper limit of 30 walkers allowed on each walk, some walks are restricted to fewer available places. See the walk descriptions for details of numbers and other advice.


Discovering Manchester with the Ramblers

Sam Duffy's move from London coincided with the Covid outbreak but she was still able to discover local walks and make friends in, what for her, is a totally new area. You can read Sam's inspiring blog here.


Stepping Out with Carers Latest Videos

Whilst walks with the Carers were not possible due to Covid 19 restrictions, Stepping Out has been Zooming in with several videos. See local Ramblers members on film. The latest with Hayley Lever, from Greater Manchester Moving, features Jack, one of the Manchester Carers who walks with us and Margaret from M&S Ramblers. The first with Clare Balding also includes Manchester, Bury and Salford carers and M&S Rambler volunteers. Click here.

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