Open Space is the quarterly magazine produced by the Open Spaces Society, Britain’s oldest conservation body that campaigns to maintain everyone’s rights in England and Wales to enjoy public land including commons, greens and paths.
Kate Ashbrook, general secretary of the charity organisation, was one of the keynote speakers launching the commemorative walk on the 5th September 2021 to celebrate the 125 year anniversary of the 1896 Winter Hill Mass Trespass.
While the trespass was a milestone, we still have a long way to goto secure our freedoms and rights.
Kate Ashbrook, Open Space, Autumn 2021
I’m delighted to say the autumn issue of Open Space not only includes my shot of the Winter Hill 125 procession on the cover page, a shot illustrating the reverse-side of the banner accompanies an interesting article inside the magazine that provides a concise history of the original mass trespass and an account of this year’s commemorative event.
If, like me, the goals of the Open Spaces Society strike a chord with you, then why not visit their web site to find out more about their important campaigning work.
For my personal photographic account account of the day, please check out my blog post.