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Charlie wrote:A few years earlier, in 1932, my father had taken part in the Kinder Scout Mass Trespass along with several hundred others who were defending the public's right to walk in the Peak District where landowners were trying to block long-used paths. When the police came to break up the protest, 6' 4" Tona Gillett (aged 20) was picked out among six so-called ring-leaders arrested and charged with assault and affray. Refusing to pay his fine, he spent some weeks in Leicester Prison until his father over-ruled him and paid to get him out.
David Flower wrote:Charlie wrote:Anthony Walter Gillett (19), student, Banbury Road, Oxford
so your dad was a student at Oxford then? A long way from the north-east otherwise. Was this a first in your family? (no pun intended)
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