Gathering at Huntington Lane protest site from 10th-13th December

Posted: November 3, 2010 by defendhuntingtonlane in Uncategorized
The Shropshire anti-coal site at Huntington Lane was set up in April this year to defend the site against UK coal’s plans to mine the huge site set in thousands of hectares of beautiful woodland in the heart of Shropshire’s beautiful countryside.
On October 13th UK coal along with NET (National Eviction Team), who are currently working as security on the site, moved in on the southern part of site and have begun work, trashing the land with a large array of massive earthmoving equipment. However the camp is still going as good as ever and getting stronger by the day!
See our website, https://defendhuntingtonlane.wordpress.com/ for more information.
We are calling for people to come and join us for an action-packed extended weekend of resistance at the site from the 10th-13th December.
We plan to include skillsharing including site skills, action and defense building, information sharing and networking with activists from other campaigns.
Come to the gathering to enjoy free vegan food, nature walks through huge areas of uninterrupted beautiful ancient woodland, acoustic music by the campfire and enjoying the company of the lovely people at the site.
Some crash space is available but if possible please bring your own tent and sleeping equipment. Waterproof warm clothes are of course a necessity at this time of year too.
Food:
We will provide tasty hot vegan food for all the gathering by donation, come with many hands for chopping veg.
How to get there:
Detailed travel directions are available at https://defendhuntingtonlane.wordpress.com/public-transport-links/, or call us on 07503 583419, email defendhuntingtonlane@gmail.com for assistance.
Please help spread the word and bring your friends to the gathering!
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  2. Is the protest still going ahead? Keep hearing different rumours about a change in the date and time.

    • ethearia says:

      Nope this is definitely the date for the weekend gathering, no doubt about it! 🙂
      There is no set time per sé, so just turn up whenever you are able and there will be something for you to do for sure!

  3. Paul says:

    keep up the good work guys, will drop off some more tea’s and coffee’s soon

    cheers

    Paul (Michaels Dad)

  4. […] TELFORD: ‘gathering at huntington lane protest site’                                         DEC10-13                                                                      skillsharing+informationsharing+networking! https://defendhuntingtonlane.wordpress.com/2010/11/03/gathering-weekend/ […]

  5. Street renamed Toxic Fallout Terrace in Telford mining protest
    Thursday 3rd March 2011, 7:30PM GMT.
    Anti-mining protesters at New Works Lane, Telford

    Changing the name of King Street, Wellington
    Fancy buying a house in Toxic Fallout Terrace, Lung Disease Lane or Coal Dust Close?

    They are all roads that have been “renamed” by protesters opposed to the mining of 900,000 tonnes of coal in New Works, Little Wenlock, Telford. The campaigners, calling themselves the Protectorists, were out in force last weekend with a chalk and board.

    They say the roads mark some of the side effects they claim will be caused by the mining.

    Renamed streets across Wellington included Dawley Road, now christened Toxic Fallout Terrace.

    Also getting a name change was Mill Bank, which according to the protesters is now called Lung Disease Lane.

    Suzzy Murphy, from The Protectorists, said the group teamed up with a London art movement called Freee in a bid to rename the streets.

    The members walked to each street sign and once there, performed a renaming ceremony before having their picture taken with the official street sign alongside their own mocked up version.

    Others include New Works Lane, which is now Methane Lane and King Street, which is now Coal Dust Close.

    Victoria Avenue is now Coal Cancer Crescent and High Street is now Climate Change Close.

    Miss Murphy said one of the most significant name changes was Wellington Square, which is now being called Revolution Square.

    As part of the ceremony to rename the streets, The Protectorists left the site at Huntington Lane in New Works with witnesses and three chalk holders.

    Chalk holders are the people who write out the new name on the board. They then left for different parts of Telford and Wellington in a bid to rename the streets.

    Miss Murphy said: “We have nearly been at the site a year and it has been a fantastic achievement.”

    The group hit the headlines last year after it was revealed they built tunnels under the coal mining site where protesters were now living.

    By Jason Lavan

    Read more: http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2011/03/03/street-renamed-toxic-fallout-terrace-in-telford-mining-protest/#ixzz1FvHY0DbU

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