Steve Roud, in his excellent book The English Year, notes that in 1949 more than 12,000 children turned up for the 143rd annual Whit walk in Manchester,diggers350
Annoying, isn't it, that crown and church have aboloshed Whtsun in our lifetimes. Whitsun, after the usual progressive æexperimentÆ (these, as you will find,diggers350
Manchester City Council has spent ú88,000 on Fighting homelessness Protestdiggers350
1k person autonomous ecovillage drawn up by former CAT boss Roger Kelly & Schumacher society's Richard St George
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Before the English Civil War King Charles I made depopulation a crime, fining enclosers. So was he the Commoners' King?
The Diggers appeared in 1648 at the end of the English Civil war on a mission to make the earth 'A Common Treasury For All'. 350 years later, in April 1999, there were celebrations & a land occupation at Weybridge, SW London, to remember Gerrard Winstanley, William Everard and the Diggers' vision. More at The Diggers' pages
This list began at the 1999 St. George's Hill land occupation. Watch Kinocast's 11 minute film also Leon Rosselson's gig in Weybridge or the 1999 BBC news report
Related film: Pure Genius, TLIO's 1996 Wandsworth Eco-Village occupation
Summer 2009 editorial 'Campfire Revolution' , commissioned for The Land magazine but spiked by Simon
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