75 years ago the mass trespass of kinder took place near New Mills and signalled an era where the working man claimed his right to enjoy the countryside. No longer would the moors be the playground of the rich.
In 2007 a similar decision will be made. The public inquiry for the Mottram bypass will be an attack on the 30,000 landowners who live in the Peak Park by the 1.5 MILLION who live in the Manchester conurbation that WE, the workers, want to access the Park and shopping facilities in Yorkshire an to do so we WILL drive our cars.
I know Benny Rothman will be turning in his grave if he knew that the rich landowners had reclaimed his beloved National Parks for their private pleasure.