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Thomas Willingale

Enclosure and saving Epping Forest

Enclosure and saving Epping Forest

The story of how Epping Forest was saved is a complex campaign involving ancient laws and modern politicians, well-connected socialists, corporations, early conservationists and working-class activism.

Direct! Action! Protest and the Forest

An exploration of Waltham Forest's rich history of community action and protest, including a panel discussion with me talking about the threat of enclosure during the C19th, and the people who helped save the forest, including my ancestor Thomas Willingale.