The Land is Ours

Past Campaigns

  • Campaign to prevent the demolition of Tony Wrench's Roundhouse in Pembrokeshire National Park, during the Easter Weekend 8 -13 April, 2004

Diary of what happened

Photos of the series of actions to Save the Roundhouse here

A short history about Tony Wrench's Roundhouse in Brithdir Mawr, Pembrokeshire


Websites set up for former TLIO campaigns and actions:


On 10 July 1999 over 20 landrights activists occupied the 20-acre site of the former David Rice Hospital, Drayton, Norwich. The Land Is Ours set up camp in the grounds of the old NHS hospital claiming the hospital as common land and marking the 450th anniversary of Kett's rebellion against enclosure of common land....


On Saturday 3rd April 1999, 300 activists marched to St George's Hill, Weybridge, Surrey to erect a memorial stone to The Diggers, 350 years after the initial occupation of this once common land...

The Diggers

Who were the diggers?...

Additional sources:

An account from St. George's Hill April 1999

Updates on Diggers:

newsletter 18 (summer 2000)

newsletter 20 (april 2001)


In March 1997 residents from Holtsfield on the Gower peninsula, South Wales, undertook an epic 250-mile march to the House of Lords in London for a legal judgment which they hoped would mark the end of an eight-year battle to save their self-built chalet community...


In May 1996, 500 The Land is Ours activists occupied 13 acres of derelict land on the banks of the River Thames in Wandsworth, highlighting the appalling misuse of urban land, the lack of provision of affordable housing and the deterioration of the urban environment....

Updates on Wandsworth:

newsletter 18 (summer 2000)

newsletter 19 (winter 2000)

newsletter 20 (april 2001)

Facebook page reuniting people who were at Pure Genius - Wandsworth Eco-Village 1995-96: