Our 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.
Walks around Packwood House and Baddesley Clinton is available at Waterstone’s in solihull High Street and on Amazon. Seen here: author Peter Carbin (left) and illustrator Linton Harrison.
Following the great success of the Nature Detectives event at Baddesley Clinton, Solihull Centre has been asked to run craft making activities at the launch of the new natural play area near the bird hide at Baddesley.
Please bring your children or grandchildren and join us between 11.00 and 2.00 pm on Saturday 20 May.
The 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.
After 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.
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:
If you would like to volunteer for this much appreciated role, please let us know.
The following donations were handed to the National Trust at the AGM:
Coastline Appeal £750
Back to Backs £500
Charlecote £500 towards a mobility Scooter
The retiring collection will be sent to Chartwell
A note for your diary.
Baddesley Clinton will be launching their ‘Natural Play Area’ between 11.00 and 14.00 on Saturday 20 May.
Congratulations to Derek Porter and his team for organising an excellent first quiz night.
Was it a coincidence that the two prizes were won by the chairman’s team and one from the National Trust Regional Office? The Chairman won the bottles of wine – and the regional office the wooden spoons!!
The next social event is “Nature Detectives” for young children starting at 10,30 at Baddesley Clinton on Saturday 11 March.
Please could members refer to the Newsletter for dates/subjects of the Afternoon/Evening Meetings, as some of the information on the Programme card is incorrect. Many apologies for inconvenience – Ed.