Helen Beynon (the pen name of Helen Baczkowska) is an ecologist and writer who lives and works in rural Norfolk. Helen is currently studying for an MA in Creative Non-Fiction and UEA. In the spring of 1992, Helen joined the protests against the construction of the M3 motorway through Twyford Down, a chalk hill in Hampshire England. This was the first of a wave of road protests that swept across the country in the 1990s and laid the foundation for the modern environmental movement, from campaigns against fracking to Extinction Rebellion. Tired of hearing people who weren’t there tell the story, Helen decided to track down people who were and tell the tale in their words. The result is Twyford Rising, Land and Resistance, an oral history of a remarkable place and of the people who tried to defend it.
More details about Twyford Rising, Land and Resistance, and how to obtain a copy, can be found on the website: https://twyfordrising.org