M3 destruction at Twyford Down inspires book of poetry | Hampshire Chronicle
25th January Andrew Napier
It happened 30 years ago and now the memories have inspired a book of poetry.
Emma Must was a young librarian in Winchester when the construction of the M3 through Twyford Down started in 1992.
She joined the campaign to stop the work and was so committed that she was jailed for contempt of court.
Now decades later The Ballad of Yellow Wednesday is a poetic account of that unsuccessful battle but which in the long-run helped persuade the Government to abandon much of its road building programme.