Rambling revolution

NRHNBE110610a1, Walking the same path as the Pentrich revolutionaries. Bob Tye, Dreek Ibbs, Chris Ibbs and Martin Shaw.
NRHNBE110610a1, Walking the same path as the Pentrich revolutionaries. Bob Tye, Dreek Ibbs, Chris Ibbs and Martin Shaw.

RAMBLERS have turned revolutionaries to commemorate the 194th anniversary of the Pentrich Revolution.

In 1817 a 300-strong band of men marched towards Nottingham.

Their aim was to join up with a national revolt against the government of the day.

Now, earlier this month and almost two centuries later, Bob Tye, 56, of Denby Lane, Codnor, co-organised a walk of the same route that the 300 dissenters took.

Bob’s aim was to raise money for the charity Starfish Ministries.

He was joined by Derek and Chris Ibbs and Martin Shaw.

The four ‘revolutionary ramblers’ walked for four hours and raised £600 for the charity.

Starfish Ministries helps homeless people in the UK.

Bob commented: “It was very interesting to do the route which those men took and see all the plaques on the way.”