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19th Jul 2018 @ 19:00 Annual General Meeting

Guest speaker - Mark Cocker

Interviewed by - Ed Douglas

Following our AGM business, Mark will be talking to Ed about his new book which explores the important role of the Kinder Scout Mass Trespass in 1932.

Venue: The Maynard, Main Road, Grindleford, Derbyshire, S32 2HE

Date: Thursday 19th July, 2018

Time: from 7pm

Please let us know if you'd like to attend. Email susan@cprepeakandsyorks.org.uk or call 0114 279 2655.

Full papers will be available to download here after 26th June but please ask Susan if you would like a hard copy posted out to you.


  1. Welcome, introductions and apologies
  2. Minutes of last year's AGM
  3. Matters arising
  4. Presentation of 2017 accounts
  5. Appointment of auditors for 2018
  6. Election of Honorary Officers and Trustees
  7. Pre-notified items
  8. Any other business

Mark Cocker, acclaimed writer, broadcaster, naturalist and environmental tutor 

Reflecting the content of his new book (described as radical, provocative and original), "Our Place - Can We Save Britain’s Wildlife Before It Is Too Late?" Mark will talk about issues such as: Why do the British love their countryside more than almost any other nation? Where did their ‘green’ ideas come from? Who created our cherished institutions like the National Trust and the RSPB? The book focuses on six places that embody the history of conservation, including the Peak District and the important role of the mass trespass of Kinder Scout in 1932 and the establishment of the first National Park in 1951. 

Ed Douglas is a writer and journalist with a passion for the wilder corners of the natural world. A former editor of the Alpine Journal, and a current Guardian columnist, Ed is an enthusiastic amateur climber and mountain traveller, with a particular interest in the Himalaya. His latest book, "KINDER SCOUT, The people's mountain" reveals the social, political, cultural and ecological developments that have shaped the physical and human landscape of this enigmatic and treasured hill.


The Maynard, Grindleford, S32 2HE

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