There was a lot of summer fun during the school holidays searching for the Fairy Door which mysteriously appeared one day in the Woods. We don’t know where it came from or where it went to, but lots of children enjoyed searching for it and had their pictures on facebook when they found it! If the Fairy Door maker is reading this—thanks very much, we’ve really enjoyed the hunt and we can’t wait for the next mystery.
All members should by now have received notice of the AGM which will take place on Saturday October 13th at 2 pm in the Pavilion. As well as the report of the year’s work there are 3 motions designed to ‘tidy up’ our Memorandum and Articles. It is important to have your views on these so do please try and attend. The meeting usually only lasts an hour and all members are welcome and should bring their membership cards in order to vote.
Our first ever Fungi walk takes place on Saturday October 6th starting at 10 am. This will be led by fungi specialist and trust member Bill Moodie and the cost is £2 for adults, children free. We are hoping that there will be good examples available for us to look at and learn about. No need to book just turn up at the Pavilion by 10 am.
This year at Hallowe’en on October 31st we are having a Spooky Walk and Treasure Hunt. If you turn up any time between 6 pm and 7.30 pm you can take part in the hunt through the Woods. Come prepared with a torch or lantern—and come in fancy dress if you want. There will be drinks available afterwards in the Pavilion.
You can buy your Raffle Tickets for the chance to win a car either in the shop or online. Tickets cost £2 each and £1.84 comes straight to the Trust. So for every 100 tickets we can sell the Trust gets £184 to spend on the Park. Please buy some tickets and encourage your friends to buy them as well—and who knows, you might win yourself a car!
Many thanks to all the volunteers who helped out at All About Dogs. The glorious weather helped to make it a special day and was enjoyed by all who came. Thanks also to the judges who helped with the Dog Show. Over £600 was raised both for the Trust and for the RSPCA. Also thanks to our new sponsors of this event, Fastsigns, who provide most of the permanent notices you see around the site.
Are you looking for a local room to rent for your company/office/family/friends? Why not consider the Padgham Room in the Pavilion? It is local and has lovely views out across the woods and golf course. There are obviously restrictions on numbers depending what you require it for—probably a maximum of 20 people seated but more if the event is less formal. The cost is £10 an hour maximum and there is also access to the café if you use it during the day. Call Kathy at the office and talk to her about the options and availability.(420 1061).
About 8 years ago the mac at Cannon Hill park showed a series of Mitchell and Kenyon films which included scenes depicting Baden Powell reviewing the Boy Scouts parade in Warley Park1909. At the time we tried to get information about these from the BFI which holds the Mitchell and Kenyon archive, but had no response. We’d like to try again and wondered if anyone had information which might help. If so please contact the office and let us know. We have photographs of the event but we’d love to have film for our archive.
Finally, and we don’t really like to acknowledge this yet, Christmas cards will shortly be on sale in the shop.
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