A two-year project to create an archive of the Kinder Scout Mass Trespass has received a cash boost.
The Peak District National Park Authority’s sustainable development fund has granted £18,000 towards the archive, which will be based in the village from where many of the trespassers set off.
The money will allow the Kinder Visitor Centre Group in Hayfield to put together a collection of documents, press articles, letters and photographs from the 1932 Kinder Mass Trespass when Manchester Communist Benny Rothman led a group of walkers to a confrontation on the slopes of the Peak District’s highest fell.
The fund has also allocated £1,500 to this year’s Kinder 80: Trespass to Treasure celebrations marking the 80th anniversary of the important event, seen by many as the turning point in the campaign for public access to Britain’s uplands.
The week-long series of events, including walks on to the Kinder plateau, will happen around the anniversary date of 24 April.Follow @csabian
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