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Monday, 25 July 2011

News Clipping: Dorset campaigner and author Rodney Legg dies

Rodney Legg wrote 125 books
mostly about Dorset and its history
including a few on folklore and local
paranormal phenomena.

Rodney Legg, a Dorset campaigner and author, has died of cancer aged 64. Bournemouth-born Mr Legg chaired the conservation group Open Spaces Society, and worked to open up closed-off parts of the county to the public. His campaigning included lobbying the National Trust to open Thomas Hardy's Dorchester home, Max Gate.

READ MORE - Source: BBC News

Walkers' champion dies, aged 64, after cancer battle

A tireless champion of walkers’ access rights has died after a battle against cancer. Rodney Legg, a former chair of the Open Spaces Society, died on Friday, aged 64. His former colleague Kate Ashbrook, general secretary of the society, described Mr Legg as a rebel campaigner with a national reputation.

READ MORE - Source: Grough 24th July 2011 

Campaigner and author dies after cancer fight

A rebel campaigner and author who was passionate about the Dorset countryside has died. Rodney Legg, 64, lost his battle with cancer, his friends said. Described as unpredictable and eccentric at times, Mr Legg was known to fight his corner with great gusto in his crusade to open up the countryside.

READ MORE - Source: Dorset Echo Tuesday 26th July 2011

Other sources: www.dorsetpublishing.com

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