Third Battle of Newbury

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Immediate Release Wednesday 19th Novmber 1996


Newbury Bypass protest video launched

Today 'Hearts and Minds' a video tape of the Newbury Bypass protests compiled and marketed by the Third Battle of Newbury, the alliance campaigning against the Newbury Bypass has gone on sale. Two films are featured on the video tape: 'It's about Hearts and Minds' made by Muddy Tracks - a local group of mature students and 'Horses at Enborne' by amateur film maker Mark Carroll.

The film 'It's about Hearts and Minds' is made by local students on a Bachelor of Arts Degree course at King Alfreds College, Winchester. Lasting twenty minutes the film portrays the relationship between local residents who protest and protestors living on protest camps. The film is set during the clearance phase of the bypass works and shows the passion and motivation of protesters.

The film 'Horses at Enborne' documents tree felling at Enborne on the route of the Newbury Bypass and the confrontation of police horses and horses from a local farm. The film lasts five minutes and is produced by Brighton based film maker Mark Carroll.

The video tape is on sale at seven pounds by mail order from The Third Battle of Newbury or from Ottakers Book shop, Northbrook Street, Newbury. Newbury Library has expressed interest in stocking a copy.

Mary Healy of Muddy Tracks, who produced 'It's about Hearts and Minds' said

"We aimed to over come the stereotypical view of protestors and protests perpetuated by much of the media" ENDS