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Past Events - 2011/ 2012/ 2013

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July

Sat 19

Open Day at Rose Cottage and Stroll on the Meadows

Entry to Rose Cottage and walk free of charge starting at 2pm.

Tea and coffee available at Rose Cottage.  

We may be lucky and see a demonstration of working sheep dogs in the afternoon.

11am - 3.30pm

Aug

Sat 9

Open Day at Rose Cottage and Stroll on the Meadows

Entry to Rose Cottage and walk free of charge starting at 2pm.

Tea and coffee available at Rose Cottage.  

We may be lucky and see a demonstration of working sheep dogs in the afternoon.

11am - 3.30pm

Thurs 14

Radio 4 'Open Country' Mark Smalley recorded interviews on the meadows

They will feature in a programme on chalk streams to be broadcast at 3pm on August 14th and repeated at 6.05am on August 16th.

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3.00pm

Fri 16

Repeat: Radio 4 'Open Country' Mark Smalley recorded interviews on the meadows

They will feature in a programme on chalk streams

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6.05am

Sept

Thurs 18

Open Meeting

To be held at the headquarters of Alabaré, 2 Watt Road at the end of Brunel Road, Churchfields Estate.  (Plenty of parking)

The meeting will be followed with a talk by Nat Page, Director of Fundatia ADEPT Transylvania and owner/manager of a Wiltshire organic beef farm.

Nat Page has worked for over 15 years in central Romania, to preserve the unique high-biodiversity farmed landscapes of Transylvania, and to support the small-scale farming communities who created them in the past and who manage them today.

Refreshments will be available after the talk.

6pm

Nov

Mon 24

A guided tour of the Holburne Museum, Bath with the out-going Chairman, responsible for the £11.2 million restoration and extension.  

TBA

Nature's Recovery by Dr Gary Mantle - 8th October 2013

Flower Arranging 30th March 2012

Public Demonstrations of ‘Drowning’

School Visits

Summer Work on the Meadows

Flower Arranging - 30th March 2012

Flower Arranging - 30th March 2012
Flower Arranging - 30th March 2012
Flower Arranging - 30th March 2012
Flower Arranging - 30th March 2012
Flower Arranging - 30th March 2012

Pictures by Dennis Samuel

245 people enjoyed a wonderful evening of flower arranging at Godolphin School Theatre on 30th March.
Michael Bowyer, an internationally renowned floral designer, entertained his audience with expertise, knowledge and humour.

Public Demonstrations of 'Drowning'

Public Demonstrations of 'Drowning'
Public Demonstrations of 'Drowning'
Public Demonstrations of 'Drowning'
Public Demonstrations of 'Drowning'

School Visits

School Visits
School Visits
School Visits
School Visits

When youngsters actually experience a visit they really do remember it, which is why it is so important to get schools to come onto the Meadows if the next generation are going to learn and care for their local environment. We have the opportunity to show the young people the wonders of‘ the world outdoors and how to care for the environment. We add history, the restoration of this historic area leads to a greater understanding of the farming and engineering revolution that took place over the past 400 years. Our plan is to team-up with Salisbury Museum, thus offering an all day package for schools to visit both venues. We hope that linked with the Museum, thus giving a two venue day out, the cost of travel will be more feasible and more schools will be able to visit.

Drowning visits have not been popular, the children enjoy mud and wet but not teachers! Downton Primary School have a very enthusiastic deputy head and they visited in the cold and wet to experience a demonstration of drowning and what fun they had! Lesley Wright visited the school to look at the booklets they had made, proof that a visit really is enjoyed and remembered!

The school visits team have hosted over 700 children/students on educational visits in the past 12 months.

If you have contact with a local school or know a teacher, try and ‘sell’ a visit for us.

Lesley Wright

Summer Work on the Meadows

Summer topping and strimming
Summer topping and strimming
The recently discovered Hatch 7 opened up and dated 'restored' 17thC
A new bunny hatch
Summer Work on the Meadows
Summer Work on the Meadows
Clearing weed growth
   

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