Aug 12 2019

Smithills Volunteer Update 12th August 2019

Hello all  Welcome  To our newest volunteer… Russ Hedley!!!! (No escape for Russ).  Task day The next task day is on Sunday (18th), 9.30am to 12.30pm, and it will be plug planting of wildflowers near to Sugar Loaf. This is in partnership with Lancashire Wildlife Trust, who have supplied...

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Aug 11 2019

Smithills Volunteer Update 30th July 2019

Hello all Welcome To Siobhan Fearon, who joins the Wildlife Group.    Sport on the Square Alex, Pete and Pam braved the hottest day of the year (34.5 degrees!) stood under a gazebo on the Town Hall Square, where they spoke to visitors about the various wellbeing activities we have...

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Feb 17 2019

Pestfurlong Moss Restoration Project

In 2018 a project began to restore approximately 4ha of lowland raised bog and wet woodland on Pestfurlong Moss which is part of Gorse Covert Mounds near Warrington. Pestfurlong Moss is a remnant of the lowland raised peat bogs (or mossland) that covered large parts...

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Feb 04 2019

Smthills Update 24th January 2019

Hello all   Another busy week here on the Estate!   Welcome to our new volunteers…   Denis Eaton (Woodland Working Group / Wildlife Monitor) Sandra Eaton (Woodland Working Group / Wildlife Monitor) Charlotte Winstanley (Woodland Working Group) Adam Atkins (Woodland Working Group / Wildlife Monitor) Sue Harding (Woodland Working Group) Clare Mottershaw (Woodland Working Group)   Task...

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Jan 24 2019

Smithills January Update

Hello all   Happy New Year! Hope that 2019 has got off to a good start for you all.   Welcome…   Welcome to the following new volunteers:   Richard Cooke (Wildlife Monitor) Bernie McGrath (Wildlife Monitor) Bev Tabor (Woodland Working Group) Penny Blackburn (History Group) James Wilson-Jevon (Wildlife Monitor)   Winter Trees Guided Walk – 23 Feb The first...

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Jan 16 2019

Smithills Update

    Hi all and happy new year   Our next Smithills next task day will be on Sunday 20 January, 9.30 – 12.30. We will be tree planting, and we have a LOT of trees to plant! All Smithills volunteers, please do come along if you fancy helping...

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Dec 13 2018

Coppicing Course at Spud Wood

Many thanks to everyone who came along to join in with our two day Introduction to Coppice Management course, which took place over last weekend. Delivered by tutor Don Atkinson, the first part of the course, based indoors at Lymm village hall, provided a fascinating...

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Dec 12 2018

Armistice Day Memorial Service at Thorn Wood

To commemorate the centenary of the signing of the Armistice in 1918, Weaverham Memorial Orchard Group held an Ecumenical Service of Remembrance at the Memorial Orchard, Thorn Wood on Thursday, 15th November 2018,  inviting other groups that work on this site to the service. The orchard group...

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Dec 12 2018

Smithills Update

Hello all It’s been a busy week or two here on Smithills Estate, here’s an update for you.   Thank you… Our project funder – the Heritage Lottery Fund – visited us last week and we were able to let them know that volunteers have contributed over 1100 hours...

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