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Events programme 2014


All events are open to Members of the Friends of Saltwell Park.  All events (apart from the trips away from the Park) take place in, or from, the Training Centre in Saltwell Park.  For events in the Training Centre there is a charge of £1 which includes refreshments.  

Date / Time Topic Description of Event
Saturday 11 January 10.30am George Mallory English Mountaineer Bernard Hope. Talk and powerpoint presentation on George Mallory - who took part in the first three British Expeditions to conquer Mount Everest in the early 1920s.
Saturday 8 February 10.30am Hanging Baskets Come and find out how to create impressive Hanging Baskets
Saturday 8 March 10.30am Traidcraft Find out the activities and products of Traidcraft – a local organisation with global  activities for Fair Trade
Saturday 12 / Sunday 13 April 10.00am – 4.00pm Spring Show Two days of events in the Park. Open to all the Community. There will be a Friends of Saltwell Park stall. Can you help? Please let Kath or Diane know. 
Wednesday 23 April 7.00pm AGM Open to All Members Come along and find out what the Friends of Saltwell Park are doing to help keep Saltwell Park a wonderful place for everyone
Sunday 11 May 9.30am  Bird Walk Join Michael Turner to observe the wide variety of birds in Saltwell Park. Please meet at the lakeside near the Training Centre at 9.30am
Saturday 14 June 10.30am Owls and Birds of Prey Visitors to Saltwell Park can enjoy a close encounter with some amazing birds of prey regularly in the Park. Come and listen to Stuart Laidler talking about his birds. One of his feathered friends will be joining him
Saturday 12 July 10.30am   Local History Walk and Photography Join the Friends to find out more about local history with a walk and an opportunity to record the walk in photographs. Starting point of walk to be confirmed
Saturday 9 August 10.30am Music in the Park George Hetherington joins us again with his piano to talk us through the life and works of a musician from “The Golden Age”. 
Saturday 13 September 10.30am Open Meeting Come and talk with the Friends about issues in the Park which are important to you.
Saturday 11 October 10.30am Lamesley Church Join the Friends to find out about some of the important people buried in Lamesley Church Yard – some of your ancestors perhaps?
Saturday 8 November 10.30am Dr. John Derry   Dr. Derry returns to mesmerise the Friends. His talk this time entitled Marshal Ferdinand Foch “Arranger of Victory”
Saturday 13 December 10.30am Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol? Dickens Fellowship - Christmas talk and social event / Mince pies and mulled wine. Venue to be confirmed … may be at St. Chad’s.
  • Please make every effort to support us and encourage your friends to become Friends. Each event offers an opportunity to learn something new, enjoy refreshments and have a chat.
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  • For further information contact:  Diane Ward 07949 267 602

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