Meet the early Edwardian pioneers who promoted healthy outdoor pursuits and organised expeditions across open moors and mountains whilst campaigning for the right to roam.
From the voices of ramblers and campaigners to the songs and poetry inspired by past and current struggles, ‘Behold Ye Ramblers’ is a new play about The Clarion newspaper and the organisations formed by its readership, including the famous rambling clubs, like Sheffield's Clarion Ramblers, the Clarion Cyclists and Clarion Vans.
These early Edwardian pioneers promoted healthy outdoor pursuits, organising expeditions across open moors and mountains whilst campaigning for the right to roam, bringing them into conflict with landowners’ hunting and shooting activities and laws that prioritised private property over the wellbeing of others.
Featuring music and songs, ‘Behold Ye Ramblers’ celebrates The Clarion Ramblers and their mission to escape from overcrowded industrial homes, factories and long working hours to the great outdoors.
A new play by Neil Gore. In association with The Society for the Study of Labour History.
Running time: 80mins + interval