Thursday, 2 August 2012

Sheffield and Kinder Scout

Spent a great night in Sheffield Tuesday night, in the company of Paul Blomfield MP. We were both speaking in support of the charity "Headway" at an event at the Harland Cafe in central sheffield. Lots of people there and a good atmosphere. The cafe is in the shadow of Bramall Lane and well worth a visit - not least for the photography exhibition they have there of Martin Jenkinson, the grounbreaking Sheffield photographer - see:
Spent the next day hiking from Edale to Crowden over the brooding presence of the mighty Kinder Scout. Will publish more detailed thoughts on Sheffield and the impressions gained from this fantastic city, in due course. Met some fascinating people including a former soldier - whose favourite politician was John Prescott.
Really grateful to everyone at Headway, and my host Paul Blomfield - who like me is a former tumour sufferer - and is campaigning with me for better treatment of head injury victims. We did BBC Radio Sheffield together with DJ Howie Pressman, which was fun, and then walked part of the first day together.