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  • Title
    Open Spaces Society
  • Reference
    SR 2OSS
  • Production date
    2006
  • Creator
  • Creator History
    Lord Eversley, the former Liberal MP and minister, founded the Commons Preservation Society in 1865. The aim of the society was to save London commons for the enjoyment and recreation of the public. Its committee members included such important figures as Octavia Hill, the social reformer, Sir Robert Hunter, solicitor and later co-founder of the National Trust, Professor Huxley and the MP's Sir Charles Dilke and James Bryce. Most of the society's members initially came from the south east, so their interests focused on London. In 1899 the Commons Preservation Society amalgamated with the National Footpaths Society, adopting the title Commons Open Spaces Society and Footpath Preservation Society. The shortened name, Open Spaces Society was adopted in the 1980's. The society promoted important pieces of legislation, including the Commons Act of 1876 and 1899. Today it's principal task is advising local authorities, commons committees, voluntary bodies, and the general public on the appropriation of commons and other open spaces. It also scrutinises applications that affect public rights of way. It has no branch organisation but works with local and regional bodies. It's membership, therefore, is small. The society also publishes a quarterly journal as well as a wide variety of literature.
  • Extent
    1 document
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Content Subject
  • Alternative numbers
    • New catalogue reference - SR OSS AD2/5
  • Related objects
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