The Mass Trespass


70th anniversary April 2002 at Bowden Bridge Quarry Hayfield

  It was here in Hayfield that the foundations were laid for what has become known as the 'Right to Roam'
The Mass Trespass of Kinder started from this point on 24th April 1932.
On the quarry face to the left of the picture is a plaque commemorating this event
The organised mass trespass took place on the moor land approaches to Kinder Scout.
Which resulted in a violent confrontation between gamekeepers and trespassers;
resulting in the imprisonment of 4 of its leaders.


Confrontation with Landowners and their Gamekeepers took place in William Clough and Sandy Heys

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