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Saturday, 12 January 2008

Demonstration a huge success!

Many thanks to all of those who attended our demonstration today. There were 60+ people who came all the way to the site on a cold, winter afternoon to hear speakers supporting the campaign, to share stories about the railway and to pledge to try to stop National Grid's plans.


We know some of you came from as far afield as Bolton, Liverpool and Oxford to join with us and we are as humbled as we are impressed with the commitment shown by you.

Speakers included Chris Davies MEP, Peter Cranie (Green Party Euro candidate), Friends of the Peak District, Plane Stupid & High Peak Green Party as well as other concerned individuals. We had messages of support from Sheffield Friends of the Earth, the Campaign for Better Transport, Translink UK, and the Northern Way.


There are likely to be many media reports, as BBC TV, BBC Radio 4, High Peak Radio, the Manchester Evening News and other regional and local newspapers sent journalists and photographers. We will feature as many of them as we can here when they appear.

We would also welcome photographs and camcorder footage from anyone who was there for us to feature here. Thanks to four by three for the images used here.

If you would like more information about the campaign, please get in touch.


Tameside Eye said...
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Tameside Eye said...

Why was there police filming at the demonstration?

Anonymous said...

If you lot get your way what will happen to the Longdendale Trail? This is one of, if not the most used footpath in the valley with all types of people using it.We have good rail links across the Pennines Stalybridge - Huddersfield and Stockport - Sheffield - why another rail link that will destroy an important part of the Longdendale Valley environment.

Anonymous said...

no problem - the trail can be rerouted easily