Last week I returned to see the result of the devastating eviction that had been unleashed on the eco-community over the weekend. Tomorrow we can explore that horror together. On this sunny Easter Friday I'd like to take a look back at this extraordinary place and celebrate the remarkable achievements of the young environmental activists that made the place their home.
In March 2015 the courts gave the rights to the land to Mr Bennett. The community was ordered to leave this beautiful land which they loved and cared for. Anyone staying on the farm would be commiting a crime. In response the residents removed the animals and children from the site and built this tower at the front gate.
Once again life went on behind the barricades.
Due to one thing and another, I didn't return to Yorkley Court after April last year, until last week when I came to see what had been left behibnd by the bailifs. But let's not ruin what's left of this beautiful day by thinking of that.
I want to take this chance to say thank you to the wonderful people of Yorkley Court. Thank you for welcoming me into your beautiful home. Thank you for showing me what can be done with a pair of hands, a few tools and a passion to create something special.
Tune in tomorrow for What Happened Next...