Save Robin Hood’s Grave - ask Calderdale Council to reject proposals to develop the area.
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We the undersigned petition both Kirklees and Calderdale Councils and the Planning Inspectorate to reject plans to develop the historic green belt area surrounding Robin Hood's grave in Calderdale into an eyesore of industrial units.
Robin Hood is an internationally renowned folk hero loved the world over by movie and television fans, and academics. Moreover we ask that Calderdale Council negotiates improved access to the area of the Grave to encourage international tourism and bring visitors and money to our region.
Apart from two medieval manuscripts locked away in archives, there are very few tangible relics of Robin Hood in existence. As he is one of England's foremost national heroes, the destruction of the grave site and/or it's scenic rural setting would be a loss to the local community, a loss for local heritage, and ultimately, a loss to the international community.
The Gravestone reads:
HERE UNDERNEATH THIS LITTLE STONE
LIES ROBERT, EARL OF HUNTINGTON
NEVER ARCHER WERE AS HE SO GOOD
AND PEOPLE CALLED HIM ROBIN HOOD
SUCH OUTLAWS AS HE AND HIS MEN
WILL ENGLAND NEVER SEE AGAIN
OBIT: 24 DECEMBER 1247AD
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