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Solsbury Hill: Chronicle of a road protest

Laura Sevier

19th June, 2009

This book’s photographs by Adrian Arbib capture the spirit of a movement beginning to find its voice.

With a foreword by George Monbiot and Paul Kingsnorth, Solsbury Hill is a unique record of an early part of a protest movement that changed Government transport policy (see www.solsburyhill.org.uk). At the time of the Solsbury Hill protest in 1994, Margaret Thatcher’s ‘largest road-building programme since the Romans’ was in full swing under John Major, and a rising tide of non-violent protest emerged across the country, and nowhere was it more in evidence than Bath, where campaigners fought to halt the Batheaston to Swainswick bypass. This book’s photographs capture the spirit of a movement beginning to find its voice.

Solsbury Hill: Chronicle of a road protest by Adrian Arbib (Bardwell Press, £19.95)

 

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