Some of the estimated 400 who packed into the Peveril Centre, Castleton, on 27th April, to celebrate the 87th Anniversary of the Kinder Mass Trespass while storm Hannah raged outside. The event was organised by the National Trust and the Kinder and High Peak Advisory Group.
Speakers included Lord David Blunkett, Jarvis Cocker, shadow environment minister Sue Hayman, Lynn Robinson, British Mountaineering Council president, and Andrew McCloy, chairman of the Peak District National Park.
It was good to see some young people involved in the event, along with the not-so-young. Several speakers referred to how the work of Extinction Rebellion, and of 16 year old Greta Thunberg in highlighting the dangers of climate change, are current examples of how the Spirit of Kinder lives on. Many of the trespassers in 1932 were teenagers, and the principal organiser Benny Rothman was just 20.