Rambling revolution

NRHNBE110610a2, Walking the same path as the Pentrich revolutionaries. Bob Tye, Dreek Ibbs, Chris Ibbs and Martin Shaw.
NRHNBE110610a2, Walking the same path as the Pentrich revolutionaries. Bob Tye, Dreek Ibbs, Chris Ibbs and Martin Shaw.

Ramblers turned revolutionaries this week to commemorate the 194th anniversary of the Pentrich Revolution.

In 1817 a 300-strong band of men marched towards Nottingham with the aim of joining up with a national revolt against the government of the day.

On Friday, June 10, Codnor man Bob Tye, 56, from Codnor Denby Lane co-organised a walk of the same route the 300 dissenters took to raise money for the charity Starfish Ministries. The four ‘revolutionary ramblers’ walked for four hours and raised £600 for the charity, which helps homeless people in the UK. Bob said: “It was very interesting to do the route which those men took and see all the plaques on the way.”