Pop Up Venture
Join us on Saturday 5th April in Hayfield Village Hall for our first pop up venture. Browse (and purchase!) items from our Kinder Gallery with works by local artist, grab some refreshments and find out more about the Kinder Trespass and our group. Also on sale our new range of Kinder Images Greetings Cards, Follow the Footsteps Walks Booklet and updated Trespass Posters (all coming to our online shop soon...)
Spirit of Kinder Day
Meet us at the Spirit of Kinder Day from 2:30pm on Saturday 26th April at Sheffield Town Hall. Click here for more details.
Rock at the Royal music night with local band Hoakes on Saturday 22nd March was a great success enjoyed by 60 friends. More music nights to be announced soon...
Kinder Mass Trespass
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In April 1932 over 400 people participated in a mass trespass onto Kinder Scout, a bleak moorland plateau, the highest terrain in the Peak District.
The event was organised by the Manchester branch of the British Workers Sports Federation. They chose to notify the local press in advance, and as a result, Derbyshire Constabulary turned out in force. A smaller group of ramblers from Sheffield set off from Edale and met up with the main party on the Kinder edge path.
Five men from Manchester, including the leader, Benny Rothman, were subsequently jailed.
75 years later the trespass was described as:
"the most successful direct action in British history"
Lord Roy Hattersley, 2007.
April 2012 saw the 80th Anniversary of the mass trespass of Kinder Scout celebrated by a week of walks, talks, and exhibitions, with a launch ceremony featuring Mike Harding, Stuart Maconie, and the leaders of major agencies involved in access to countryside. A new book was published, and commemorative posters are on sale.
We hope to go on to set up a permanent Kinder Visitor Centre in Hayfield (where the 400 Manchester trespassers set off from) dedicated to telling this story, and to serve as a focal point for visitors and for current moorland access issues.