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RD/WTF/3 - Mellis Common, 1997-2005

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Mellis Common, 1997-2005
Scope and content
Contains papers relating to the preservation of Mellis Common, the largest common in Suffolk. RD notes: “SWT seem to be making the fundamental mistake of imagining conservation is concerned with nature but not people”. In another note he writes: “A common reveals all the things we have in common – which may, these days, turn out to be very little”.

Includes drafts of RD’s article “Common Sense” The Independent, 2001; correspondence relating to Suffolk Wildlife Trust (who own the common) and Vehicular Right of Way; an article on ancient commons, by Ken Worpole; an explanation of the Commons Bill; “Suffolk Commons”, Suffolk Wildlife Magazine, 6/6/04; “A Walking Landscape”; and “Signs of Life”.
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