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Sawbridgeworth Local History Society talk on fight to 'Save the People's Forest'

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The fight to "Save the People’s Forest” is the subject of a talk being hosted by Sawbridgeworth Local History Society on Thursday (Nov 25).

The talk by Mark Gorman focuses on Epping Forest with the title 'Saving the People’s Forest – The Popular Struggle for London’s Open Spaces".

On July 8, 1871, working men were summoned “in their thousands” to protest at an open air meeting on Wanstead Flats against “the enclosures”.

A poster advertising the talk (53200277)
A poster advertising the talk (53200277)

Due to continuing Covid-19 restrictions, numbers for Thursday's talk at the Hailey Centre, Sayesbury Manor, from 7pm (doors open at 6.45pm) are limited.

For tickets priced £2 for members and £5 non-members, leave a message on the group’s Facebook page or email david.royle1@gmail.com.

The local history society will be holding a members' meeting at Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club on Tuesday November 30, when future plans will be discussed.

Mark Smith from BBC TV's The Antiques Roadshow is lined up for an open evening in March.

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