Tag Archives: common land

Unforgettable Bar

I like to remember my friend Barbara MacDonald on her birthday, 28 August.  She would have been 107 this year.  This is what I said at her post-funeral gathering in her home village of Moretonhampstead on Dartmoor on 30 September … Continue reading

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Backward Bradford

Bradford Council’s website on common land is at least ten years out of date. Continue reading

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Len the living legend

Len Clark is 100 today, happy birthday Len! Continue reading

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On Plumstone Mountain

Thirty years ago I spoke at a site meeting of Dyfed County Councillors at Plumstone Rocks, to try to persuade them to remove unlawful fencing on the common Continue reading

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Hazeley Heath, a special protection area

One of the best parts of my job with the Open Spaces Society is visiting commons with land managers who wish to consult us about what they hope to achieve.   I was pleased to be invited by Leigh Wallace of … Continue reading

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Alpine commoning

I learnt about commoning in the Alps on a walk from Blatten in Switzerland’s Valais region. Continue reading

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The Treaty of Burford

Thirty years ago, on May Day 1986, three of us sorted out the future of common land. Continue reading

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