Saturday, 10 July 2010

"Dare to be free"

You can read an account of the recent unveiling of the Thomas Spence plaque on the blog "Listen Up North".

"A man who was prepared to go to prison for his principles of grass roots freedom, community and democracy for the human rights of men and women all over the world.  It was Spence who coined the phrase ‘The Rights of Man’ and chalked it on a cave wall at Marsden Grotto. Thank goodness for another free spirit, poet Keith Armstrong, and his friends who formed the Thomas Spence Trust and campaigned for Spence’s recognition thereby ensuring that this man’s great endeavours were not forgotten."

The blog, written by Northumberland-based writer Rachel Cochrane,  can be found by clicking here.

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