It was good to see so many supporters at our Coffee Morning yesterday. Thank you all for coming out on such a wet morning. So many of our Save Manning’s Pit events have taken place under wet skies, from our first two big marches, to the last two Green Man Festival days, but it never seems to damp our supporters’ spirits. As one person said, Manning’s Pit needs the rain for the grass to grow.
As always, the cakes were fantastic, and thanks to so many of you for baking and bringing them on the day. The photograph above was taken during a quiet moment, most of the time we were so busy talking to people we forgot to take photos! You can spot John Norman, the star of our two films, over by the cake table.
This Saturday, October 7th – don’t forget!
Cakes, coffee and exhibits plus all the latest news.
Pilton Parish Hall, 10am – 1pm.
There may not have been very much happening on the Planning front this summer but our supporters remain engaged and active, spreading our message far and wide.
Clare of Barnstaple, not satisfied with taking the message to the Arctic last year, has been up in the frozen wastes again, and sent us some more photos.
While all is quiet for the moment on the Manning’s Pit front – we still wait for news about when the Planning Application will come before the Planning Committee – our supporters are still thinking about our campaign wherever they go.
This photo came with the message “Seamus flying the flag for Manning’s Pit in the Costa Rican rain forest.”
Here are some more photographs with messages of support, one from Acomo’s (see Ugandan message below) husband, up on the Mendip’s, the other two from the Bulpett family on a trip to Birmingham. the first photograph shows Chris Bulpett (one of the stars of our film) outside the new Birmingham Library, the second Birmingham photograph includes his wife Jane and another family who lived for many years in Lynbro road, overlooking Manning’s Pit.
Wherever they go, people remember Manning’s Pit.
Our first “Save Manning’s Pit” message from Africa!
We were very excited to receive our first message from a new continent. We have had messages from the Arctic, from the USA, from Australia (loads of them) from Spain, from Thailand, from Haiti… the list goes on, but none until now from Africa.
These photographs were sent to us from Acomo Lovelock. The people in the photograph work on her family’s farm, which is called Pamin-Yai Farm, and the leaves are cassave leaves.
Acomo has walked in Manning’s Pit herself quite a few times when visiting family here in Pilton.
It was raining for much of the day, and, just like last year, it wasn’t easy to show some of our displays, but we still had a good time, plenty more new people signed our petition and told us stories about how much Manning’s Pit means to them.
This photograph was taken near the end of the day, when it was less crowded. Our banner, which had looked very professional, had begun to slip, perhaps because of the rain. Yet again, our stand was just outside Benjamin Manning’s old house.