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Spirit of Kinder 2019

Despite gale force winds and torrential rain, the 2019 Spirit of Kinder was celebrated at Castleton on 27th April.

There was a short walk up to Winnats Pass, site of many rallies in the days of mass trespasses and campaigns for access.

Walkers in Winnats Pass

 

Walking in the rain

The walk was followed by a rally at the Peveril Centre. Speakers included Ruth George (MP for High Peak) and Lynn Robinson (BMC President).

Jarvis Cocker was a surprise guest speaker, and recalled childhood memories of visiting the Peak District.

Jarvis Cocker and Stuart Maconie

Jarvis, above in suitable militant mode with Ramblers President, Stuart Maconie, is leading the National Trustís project to celebrate the mass trespass (as part of their Peopleís Landscapes national theme) by connecting with Sheffield communities, schools and youth clubs.

Group and Banner

The photo above shows, kneeling, Maxwell Ayamba and Roly Smith. Ruth George is next to Jarvis. On the far right is Lynn Robinson. Margaret, Mags and Salle (GM and High Peak Area) are also in the shot.

Play - Black Men Walking

Highly recommended. Written by the son of two of our members and based on a walking group set up by Maxwell Ayamba. The play is at the Oldham Coliseum on 24th/25th/26th October as part of a National Tour.

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