Tag Archives: Berkhamsted Common

Mixed emotions on 6 March

The sixth of March is one of those special days in my diary, for happy and sad reasons.   It was Sylvia Sayer’s birthday—she was my campaigning mentor and friend for nearly 30 years. On 6 March 1974, while I was … Continue reading

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‘To venge the common right’

On the night of 6 March 1866, 120 navvies marched from Tring Station to Berkhamsted Common in Hertfordshire to fell the unlawful fencing erected by the landowner Lord Brownlow.  To celebrate the 150th anniversary of this event the National Trust … Continue reading

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