Edale event to mark trespass

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A FESTIVAL is to be held next month to mark the 80th anniversary of the mass trespass on Kinder Scout – with at least two of the trespassers’ children attending.

The Kinder 80 event will be launched on April 24 at Edale with Harry Rothman, son of trespass leader Benny Rothman, coming from Wales.

Also there will be Jan Gillett from Warwickshire, the son of Tona Gillett, a student who was there to observe the incident but who was imprisoned for two months.

A week of nearly 30 walks, talks and other events in and around the Peak District is planned to mark the anniversary.

The festival will be launched by author and broadcaster Stuart Maconie at the Moorland Centre, Edale.

Other speakers to the invited audience will include Mike Harding and Dame Fiona Reynolds.