The Bolton Mass Trespass of 1896 Public Meeting

Public Meeting on Zoom followed by Q&A

 Friday March 12th 7.15 pm for 7.30 start

 The Bolton Mass Trespass of 1896

 Guests Speakers

Guy Shrubsole  author of Who Owns England: How We Lost Our Pure Green and Pleasant  Land & How to Take it Back.  This crucial and groundbreaking book “Two-thirds of land in the UK as a whole – 40m acres – is owned by 0.36% of the population; 24m families, meanwhile, share the “urban plot” of 3m acres.”  Guy is a campaigner for Friends of the Earth and has written for numerous publications including The Guardian and New Statesman. Guy is a Right to Roam advocate and co-organiser of

Nick Hayes author of The Book of Trespass, a Sunday Times bestseller and the Guardian and Spectator Book of the Year. Nick is also an illustrator, print-maker and political cartoonist who has worked for the Literary Review, Time Out, The New Statesman, The Guardian and the British Council. He has also exhibited at the Hayward Gallery. The Book of Trespass brought rich praise from, among others, Robert MacFarlane and George Monbiot. Nick is also Right to Roam advocate and co-organiser

Paul Salveson  local historian and author. Paul’s research and resultant pamphlet ‘Will Yo Come a’Sunday Mornin’ brought the story of the 1896 trespass to public attention in the 1980s. His other publications include ‘With Walt Whitman in Bolton: spirituality, Sex and Socialism in a Northern Mill Town’ and  ‘Lancashire’s Romantic Radical – The Life and Work of Allen Clarke/Teddy Ashton.’ Paul is visiting professor at the Universities of Bolton and Huddersfield.

Hosted by Bolton FM’s

Keith Harris


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