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Two exciting speakers are now confirmed for the launch on the 30th November.
Geoff Green, a leading light of the 1960s’ Walkley Action Group will introduce the work of the Group in campaigning against the slum clearance plans. Geoff once stood as a councillor in local elections and can outline the type of work WAG did to overcome the council’s clearance plans.
Narendra Bajaria was the council planning officer who led the Walkley Improvements Scheme during the 1970s which led to Walkley houses being ‘saved’ and ‘modernised’. He is one of the people responsible for the way Walkley exists today as a thriving suburb. He has also been Chairman of the Peak District National Park Authority.
Each will talk for about 5 minutes about their work in the Walkley clearance and improvements scheme, bringing together very different perspectives on the ‘Battle for Walkley’!