Volunteers needed – can you help with Solihull Centre?

Can you help promote our book?

Peter Carbin is organising a sales table for his book “Walks around Packwood House and Baddesley Clinton” at Baddesley Clinton on Sunday 10 December and Boxing Day. If you can spare an hour or so to help, please contact Peter on 07501 694 761.

Who do you know who could take over the role of compiling the newsletter?

Three times a year we need someone to chase organisers for details of forthcoming events and to assemble them into a newsletter. Volunteers and suggestions, please contact Mark Kershaw on 0121 704 1314.

Who do you know who could help us with publicity?

This involves setting up our exhibition stand at events and festivals, together with sending out one or two emails a month. Volunteers and suggestions, please contact Mark Kershaw on 0121 704 1314.

Trust walker reaches 90!

The Centre walk on Sunday 5th November was from Earlswood Craft Centre, where a goodly number enjoyed a hearty breakfast in the cafe. Before setting off there was a presentation to Barry Jones who has just reached his 90th birthday.  For many years Barry was a stalwart of the Centre committee, and a popular walks leader. He rarely misses a Centre walk and almost invariably helps with the recce. He was presented with a specially commissioned painting to mark the occasion and as a thanks for all his support.

Our very pleasant walk took in lakes, woods and a quiet nature reserve. An excellent turnout of 35 members were able to enjoy some lovely autumn colours, for the most part in bright sunshine. 

Our next walk will be from a very festive Coughton Court on Sunday 3rd December. 

Our very pleasant walk took in lakes, woods and a quiet nature reserve. An excellent turnout of 35 members were able to enjoy some lovely autumn colours, for the most part in bright sunshine. 

Our next walk will be from a very festive Coughton Court on Sunday 3rd December. 

Sunday walk from Studley

 

Our Centre morning walk on Sunday 6th August  was from Studley to Sambourne and back on a warm and pleasant morning.

The crops were waist high and due for harvest but the village green at Sambourne was immaculate and our twenty seven walkers took advantage of the seats provided for their half way break.

Our next walk will be from The Swan at Nether Whitacre on Sunday 3rd September.

July walk from Balsall Common

Walk in the barleyOur morning walk on a fine 2nd July was from Balsall Common.

HS2 is to be built to the east of the village and 1150 new green belt homes are earmarked for the area as well and so it was an opportunity to walk an area of pleasant countryside much of which which will soon not exist, and where the rest will remain vulnerable to the insatiable demand for further development.

Our next walk on 6th August is from Studley.

Sunday walk at Chipping Campden

Chipping CampdenThe Centre walkers paid their annual visit to the Cotswolds on Sunday. The weather was glorious and Chipping Campden was looking at its best. Our walkers were very excited at seeing the first copies of “Walks around Packwood House and Baddesley Clinton”, a booklet produced by the Centre as a fund raising venture. It will shortly be available in the shops at both properties, and is already posted on Amazon.

Walks around Packwood House and Baddesley ClintonAfter a brief detour to visit the Ernest Wilson Memorial Garden in the High Street, the walk took us past the splendid Church and into the countryside, following footpaths and returning via the lovely village of Broad Campden.

 

Our thanks to our tea ladies

For eight years we have been served with tea, coffee and biscuits at our Tuesday evening lectures by the same team of volunteers.

Now they’ve decided to give some other volunteers a chance.

Many thanks to:

Mary Perring
Janet Gibbs
Monica Oakes
Kathy Guard

If you would like to volunteer for this much appreciated role, please let us know.