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Blue Plaque to honour Timperley 'Right to Roam' campaigner Benny Rothman
2:00pm Friday 19th October 2012 in News
A FORMER Trafford resident who contributed to the changing of 'Right to Roam' legislation will be honoured with a Blue Plaque.
Benny Rothman, who died in 2002, was a political, environmental and access campaigner.
He was a leader of the ‘Mass Trespass’ on Kinder Scout, Derbyshire, in 1932 which contributed to ‘Right to Roam’ legislation being introduced.
The plaque will be sited on his former home in Crofton Avenue in Timperley where he lived for 58 years, from 1939 to 1997.
The commemoration will take place at his former home on October 24 at 2.30pm.
Executive councillor Jonathan Coupe, who will be attending the unveiling, said: "The honour of having a Blue Plaque attributed to you means you have really made an impression on society as it is today.
"Mr Rothman contributed to the changing of history and it is because of him that we are able to enjoy the local countryside as often and freely as we can today. Trafford Council are pleased to be able to honour him in this way and are proud to have had such an advocate living and working in our borough."
Also attending the commemoration will be Benny's son, Professor Harry Rothman and other members of his family.
They will be joined by Roly Smith representing the Kinder and High Peak Advisory Committee and Keith Warrender, author of the book Battle for Kinder Scout.