Recognising our heritage research volunteer team
Our small but perfectly formed heritage research volunteer team in the South East recently got together with their Volunteer Manager and SE Outreach Advisor, Jim Smith-Wright, for a day celebrating their achievements and to talk about future developments in their projects.
Enjoying a morning at the historic Groombridge Place estate on the borders of Kent and East Sussex (and a well-deserved pub lunch afterwards!), the group enjoy taking part in a variety of activities to discuss the work around ancient woodland in the region, including research into the history of ancient woodland, past owners, uses, archaeology, folklore and legends, which enables the Trust to demonstrate the value of these special places even further. As you can see, everyone had a lot of fun, despite it being really quite chilly!
We just want to say a massive thank you to volunteers Hilary, Phil, Daniel and Keith for their inspiration, dedication and the amazing gift of time that they give the South East team. You make a real difference to our regional achievements.
Please note – there will be more volunteer celebration events across the region over the coming months. Please do keep your eyes peeled on Whittle for details coming soon! Thanks to all of our volunteers!
Photos: Hilary Hinks