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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Dec 07 2018

Smithills Update Dec 7th 2018

Hello all Just one more event left for this year – the Wassailing Adventure on Sunday. What a busy year it has been! 41 events so far with 1399 attending across the year. We have 140 booked for Sunday, so (depending on how many brave the...

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Nov 20 2018

Skipton Castle Woods Volunteer Update

Thank you to everyone who has given their time over the past few weeks, including those who joined our Dry Stone Walling Day on Sat 27th October. All very much appreciated, thank you.   I am conscious that we are heading into a busy time of year...

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