To print and distribute the book Twyford Rising - the true story of an environmental protest that changed the world.
by Helen Beynon in Norwich, England, United Kingdom
Look forward to seeing this book come out and make its journey in the world. Only visited the magical Twyford Down at the last protest when road was about to open and the things that came out of those protests brought a big green energy into my life that has never left) 💚
We have been fighting appalling proposals for an A27 Arundel Bypass new dual carriageway through Binsted's countryside for over 30 years. It is likely to be coming to a head soon. We hope to learn from your protest experience, and beat Highways England off for good this time.
Not quite true that Twyford was the first anti-road direct action. The Archway Road Life Widening Scheme in the 1970s was -and it won. The bit of Archway Road targeted has never been widened. The Earth Centre, the last of the big squatted houses occupied to obstruct the scheme wasn't evicted until about 2003 (I'm guessing at the date).
I'm so looking forward to reading this and seeing the photos, I had not been prepared for the feeling that the digging up of this beautiful countryside gave me, not to mention the hostility from ther security gaurds to anyone coming near. It made me determined to join in the fight and resist more roads. The necessity to have a much better plan for transport instead of endless new roads and one person in every car is clear and we still have not got a better plan.
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