From Banks Park
Nether Winchendon HP18 0DY
Youth & Community Centre
By Webteam + Robyn Thorogood - 29th January 2014 8:15am
Many ramblers and dog walkers take great pleasure in walking around Snakemoor, Haddenham's own local nature reserve. So they will be thankful that there is a team of volunteers who generously give up their time to help maintain the area, to keep the walkways safe and clear, and maintain the wellbeing of trees, shrubs and many varieties of plants and flowers.
On Tuesday 28th January the latest work party composed of Jim Joiner, Ros Hawarth, Jim Robinson, Ernie Pusey, David Rankin, John Wilson, Martin Bygate, Bill & Janet Piers, Michael Whitney and Robyn Thorogood attended and achieved the following:
- An orchard well pruned under the direction of Ernie
- Removal of a few large split and unsafe trees with David on chainsaw ... and big John Wayne, on xylophone?
- Removal of Elder trees to make space for and the planting of a new Elm*
- Planted a Douglas Fir
- Moved an apple trees from the shade of an Oak
- Trimmed back the entrance path and cleared many fallen branches to wood piles.
Given that the rain was about to dampen proceedings, Chris Thorogood served soup to those who returned to Dormer Cottage.
* Enie Pusey kindly purchased the new Elm for Snakemoor. This is a Morfeo Elm from Ashridge Nurseries. It is a new hybrid with strong resistance to Dutch Elm disease Similar to our native Ulmus minor. Produces foodplant for the (threatened) White-letter Hair-streak butterfly. It is planted just off the bank near the station end of the ditch.
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
In 2014, Robyn Thorogood of Towersey Morris and Jim Turnbull met on the Taste Transylvania stand at Towersey Festival and the idea of a tour was first hatched. Nothing much happened until Towersey Morris performed in front of the Taste Transylvania stand at the 2016 Festival and were offered traditional hospitality — a shot of palinca, in this case home distilled elderflower brandy. By the time a...
As we move towards the Autumn, the medical authorities are offering flu vaccinations once again. These are free of charge to anyone qualifiying according to one of the following criteria: * 65 and overs and the flu jab You are eligible for the flu vaccine this year (2017-18) if you will be aged 65 and over on March 31 2018 — that is, you were born on or before March 31 1953. So, if you are...
Looking for a family event to enjoy this coming weekend? Then why not pop along to our neighbouring village of Dinton where they will be holding a traditional fete on Sunday 27th August, from 1.30pm until 4.30pm. Attractions include: Live music Food and bar Lancaster Fly Past (weather permitting) The brilliant Award Winning Colonel Custard Bletchington Silver Band Traditional games and...