Light up the forest with luminous clothes, armbands, banners and homemade lanterns…
Mallards Pike, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
Wednesday November 5th 2014 5.30pm - 7.00pm
Well behaved dogs welcome Wheelchair and pushchair-friendly
No fireworks, bonfires or Chinese/Sky lanterns - we want to protect our forest!
Wednesday November 5 - Clause 21...
The Forest of Dean Miners’ Association and the First World War 1910 - 1920
By Ian Wright,
The following resolutions were passed at a meeting of Forest of Dean Miners at Speech House in August 1917.
“That we, the Forest of Dean Miners, enter our most emphatic protest against the agent for committing us to the comb-out scheme before first of all ascertaining the view of the miners of the Forest of Dean”.
“That we, the Forest of...
Class cohesion and spurious patriotism: trade union internationalism in the First World War
In this talk Kevin Morgan considers the trade union radicals who from the earliest months of the war took up an internationalist and anti-war stance, and who gathered increasing support as the war went on. Their contribution to the anti-war movement has...
Scenes from the Life of Poet and War Casualty: FW Harvey
The poet FW Harvey (1886-1957) spent the last thirty years of his life in Yorkley in the Forest of Dean. I was brought up in the Forest of Dean and was always taught that Harvey was our very own war poet and First World War hero who won a medal for “conspicuous gallantry” which included...
New Year 2014 message from Rich Daniels, Hands Off Our Forest (HOOF) chairman.
THREE years ago, on January 3, 2011, more than 3,000 of us gathered during a blizzard the field at Speech House to send a message to the Government: the Forest of Dean belongs to us, all of us, and we will not allow it to be sold off, disposed or transferred to...
In the Forest of Dean towards the end of the nineteenth century the ‘Blakeney Outrages’ of the 1890s led to Walter Virgo and the “Blakeney Gang” being accused of acts of poisoning, maiming, stealing, poaching, midnight raids, dynamiting, arson and murder. However, their story cannot be understood without placing their actions in the...
The struggle against enclosure in the Forest of Dean in the latter part of the nineteenth century
By Ian Wright,
These are some of the headlines which started appearing in the Gloucester Citizen and Western Daily Press in the 1890s. This pamphlet will try and get behind the headlines and reveal what was really going on in the Blakeney area of the Forest of Dean at the time.
THE BLAKENEY OUTRAGES
“WORSE THAN IRELAND” - THE VICAR ASKS FOR EXCEPTIONAL LAW
ACTION NOW!The Forest of Dean is being Enclosed and Sold off! Join us for a 'walk' on Sunday the 3rd of February!
Take Notice, Foresters All, that Free Peoples of the Forest, intend to Meet at 12o'clock near the Free Miner Monument in Cinderford Triangle on Sunday next, the 3rd of February instant for the purpose of Opening the Forest, which hath...
Two good interviews.
First one is an interview with Noel in 2011 just after the August Riots. He talks about his involvement in the Hartcliffe Riots, 1981 Riots and football hooliganism.
The second is an interview with Dean...
HANDS Off Our Forest is organising a celebratory party at Speech House, and everyone is invited to let their hair down and cheer the campaign’s victory.
Musicians and entertainers, who rallied to the cause of keeping our Forest in public ownership, will be singing songs – many inspired by the great HOOF battle - with a little poetry and comedy...