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Former drug smuggler turned author Howard Marks dies (BBC)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36012026 Former drug smuggler turned author Howard Marks has died at the age of 70. Marks, from Kenfig Hill, Bridgend county, announced last year he had been diagnosed with inoperable bowel cancer. Jailed in the US in 1990 after being … Continue reading Continue reading

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New documentary

Clare Handford is making a feature length documentary for the BBC about the hippy trail. It will be told entirely using archive from the time and master interviews with those who did it as well as local people in key … Continue reading
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New museum exhibition in the Netherlands

Sharif Gemie and Brian Ireland have written an article on the Hippy Trail, which will appear in the exhibition catalogue for ‘The Sixties: A worldwide happening’ at the National Museum of World Cultures, Netherlands. http://tropenmuseum.nl/en/exhibitions/TheSixties Continue reading

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Hippy Trail links, books and sources

Hi. We thought we would put this on a separate page as a resource for researchers and travellers. Thanks to Sharif for putting it together. We will add to it in due course. If you have ideas, please post them! … Continue reading
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Folk Roots magazine

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Interviewees needed

  We would like to interview people who did the Hippy Trail. Please contact us via the blog or email: hippy_trail@yahoo.co.uk Continue reading

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