The Diggers left their camp at Saint George's Hill at 2.30 on Thursday 15 April after losing a possession order for the site.

The land rights activists took the memorial stone to the original Diggers to Elmbridge Museum, where it will stay until a permanent site has been found for it on Saint George's Hill. They have left a temporary wooden memorial planted in the earth at their camp on the hill. The High Court master ordered that no eviction could happen before Friday 16 April, so the Diggers left this afternoon to avoid confrontation. They waved banners and were accompanied by musicians as they left. NOTES TO EDITORS Eviction notice -- The originating summons was served at 7.15am on Thursday 8th April by agents for the North Surrey Water Company, whose land the Diggers occupied. It was heard in the Chancery Division of the High Court in The Strand on Tuesday 13th April at 10.15am by Master Muncaster. Camp contacts: Tony Gosling or Annie Merry 0961 460171. Background info: http://www.tlio.demon.co.uk/diggers.htmor http://www.oneworld.org/tlio

Pictures of the procession are available from photographer Ben White, 0956 141016



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