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Behold Ye Ramblers (Play)

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Behold Ye Ramblers (Play)

May 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

£15

Geddington Village Hall Theatre welcomes back Townsend Productions with their new play:

Behold Ye Ramblers

Friday 3rd May at 7:30pm

Geddington Village Hall

Tickets £15 from John Padwick: johnpadwick@talk21.com or 0758 121 0454


Behold Ye Ramblers – a new play by Neil Gore

From the voices of ramblers and campaigners to the songs and poetry inspired by past and current struggles, “Behold Ye Ramblers” is a new play about the rise of the “The Clarion” newspaper and the organisations formed by its readership, including the Clarion Cyclists, Clarion Vans, Clarion Vocal Unions and Bands as well as rambling clubs, like the famous Sheffield Clarion Ramblers.

These late Victorian and early Edwardian pioneers promoted Socialism and healthy outdoor pursuits under the banner “Fellowship Is Life”. Many organised regular cycling excursions, as Clarion ‘Scouts’, handing out leaflets and selling newspapers to promote Socialism, and others organised expeditions across open moors and mountains to protect footpaths whilst campaigning for the right to roam, bringing them into conflict with landowners, gamekeepers and laws prioritising private property over the wellbeing of others.

At its height “The Clarion” regularly sold between 30,000 and 70,000 a week and was popular because of its informal accessibility from the range of stories, jokes and verses that appeared in its pages, and it had a huge influence upon public opinion.

Details

Date: May 3
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost: £15

Organiser

Organiser: John Padwick
Phone: 07581 210454
Email: johnpadwick@talk21.com

Venue

Venue Geddington Village Hall