Peak trespass commemorated

A best-selling author has launched a festival to mark 80 years of a mountain trespass.

Stuart Maconie launched the Kinder 80 Festival, commemorating the mass trspass of Kinder Scout in 1932.

The launch ended with the singing of the traditional walkers’ anthem, Ewan MacColl’s Manchester Rambler, led by compère BBC Radio 2’s Mike Harding and the Chapel-en-le-Frith Male Voice choir, complete in uniform – and walking boots.

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