Mass Trespass of Kinder Scout
Peak District ramblers in trouble: walking towards Kinder Scout on the occasion of their battle with the gamekeepers. The mass trespass intended to highlight the denial of access for walkers to open countryside, and some participants ended up in violent scuffles with gamekeepers.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
1932, 24th, Access, April, Britain, Country Side, District, England, Hikers, Hiking, Historical, History, Kinder, Mass, Peak, Public, Ramblers, Rambling, Rights, Roam, Scout, Trespass, Walkers, Walking
Ordnance Survey map cover - Dorking and Leith Hill
Front cover of an Ordnance Survey map covering the Dorking and Leith Hill area of Surrey. The cover features a hiker or rambler leaning against a wall and smoking a pipe as he consults his map. Cyclists and motoring day trippers can also be seen, along with a charming roadside inn. Date: c.1925
© Mary Evans Picture Library
1930s, 20s, 30s, Britain, Country, Country Side, England, Hike, Hiker, Hikers, Hiking, Holiday, Holidays, Idyllic, Leisure, Map, Peace, Peaceful, Ramblers, Rambling, Reading, Ruck Sack, Rural, Sight Seeing, Smoking, Thirties, Twenties, Walker, Walkers, Walking
The Disturbed Nap by William Heath Robinson
Two hikers pause by a ramshackle pub for a drink. Knocking at the door, they are alarmed to find that the entire pub collapses. The landlord however, seems unruffled by the incident and returns to his bed (the only thing still intact) after serving the couple a glass of beer from the bar.
© Courtesy of the estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/Mary Evans Picture Library
1938, Bar, Bed, Beer, Collapse, Comedy, Country, Country Side, Disaster, Disturbed, Drink, Drinking, Funny, Heath, Hikers, Hiking, Historical, History, Humour, Landlord, Nap, Pub, Ramshackle, Robinson, Serving, Walkers, Walking, Will I Am