Being pandas in The Wood (Taking out invasive bamboo!) ‘The Wood’ is a beautiful little nature reserve, nestled just behind Surbiton station. This secluded patch of woodland is also connected to the Richard Jefferies bird sanctuary, named after a nature writer born in 1848 who lived in Surbiton for some of his life. This little patch has fantastic potential to be a haven for wildlife, with badger sets and woodpeckers calling from the canopy.
Making paths and picking up litter with the Friends of Manor Park It was a beautifully crisp morning on the 17th of February, there was not a cloud in the sky above, green woodpecker calls were reverberating around the site as cheerful volunteers arrived for a day of volunteering with the Friends of Manor Park.
AN ELEGANT VILLA IN HANWORTH PARK Although we could find no image of Hanworth Park House from the nineteenth century, the 'Elegant Villa' described in this blog is shown above. National Flying Services advertisement - FLIGHT magazine 20 December 1929. Image courtesy FlightGlobal: part of RBI, reedbusiness.com. Anne Logie, Historic Environment Volunteer, writes:
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