Wed 5 Jun -
7.30 Lymington Community Centre
This is the illustrated story of the intriguing wildlife that inhabits a former stone quarry.
David Boag first visited the quarry in the depths of winter and admits that at first it seemed a most unlikely place to find much wildlife. However as the year unfolded he was delighted with the wealth of colourful and interesting subjects that surrounded him. The most spectacular birds included nesting peregrines, ravens, little ringed plovers and wheatears, to mention only a few.
He lectures throughout the country to a large number of audiences and is a regular cruise ship speaker and all his lectures are based on his lavishly illustrated book titles. He has an ability to enthuse an audience with his amusing and exciting style of presentation whilst the quality of photographs ensures that no one leaves disappointed.
*Wed 12 Jun AGM & Medieval Instruments
Noon for 12.30 -
This year the committee has arranged for the AGM to be held at the Hoburne Park venue where the formal business of our Association is scheduled for after lunch (about 2pm) on Wed 12 June 2013. You are welcome to join us just for the AGM without booking.
Last year, for one of the evening talks, Jonathan Weeks gave an interesting talk
on Medieval Instruments. This went down very well with our members and he has been
invited to return as the after-
(A) Leek & Potato Soup with Fried Leeks
(B) Trio of Melon Pearls
(C) Battered Chicken Fillets
(D) Stuffed Roasted Pork Loin served with Rich Gravy & Apple rings
(E) Poached Salmon Fillet with Rocket Salad & Pea Puree
(F) Mushroom and Brie Filo Bundle with Rocket Salad
(G) Dutch Apple & Cinnamon Flan
(H) Fresh Fruit Salad
(I) Trio of Ice Cream
*Tues 18 June -
It is some years since we visited this stately house overlooking and surrounded by the Surrey Hills and once the home of Edwardian socialite Mrs Greville.
We will stop en-
There is a good restaurant for lunch and afternoon tea (not included)
The gardens and,in particular,the roses should be at the their best.
*Wed 10 Jul -
Set in the magnificent Wiltshire countryside, Longleat House is widely regarded as one of the best examples of high Elizabethan architecture in Britain and one of the most beautiful stately homes open to the public.
A private guided tour of the house has been arranged following an included tea/coffee & biscuits upon arrival.
After the tour there will be time to have lunch (not included) where there are a variety of options including hot or cold meals in The Cellars or Longleat's newly themed Tropical Storm Café. Longleat is probably better known for its Animal Park so we will enjoy a journey through the Safari Park in the coach (I believe the monkey enclosure is avoided as they can wreak havoc on the larger vehicle!!).
Outside of the enclosures there are many attractions such as the African Village,
giraffe feeding, a lemur walk-
Wed 3 Jul -
Nick Saunders is a well-
He will explain how Milton village came by its name and later how New Milton was named as well as covering the two world wars and the bombings of New Milton, concluding at the time when the Town Hall was opened.
Wed 7 Aug -
Gordon Furnell is an outreach worker for Brownsea Island and is giving an illustrated presentation on the plants and animals that are both resident and seasonal migrants.
Many members will have visited the island and this talk is a precursor to an organised group visit that we intend to arrange in the Autumn.
* End Aug -
At the end of August (no date set yet) we would like to run a trip to the Wimborne area to visit Knoll Gardens, Kingston Lacy for lunch and then a guided tour of Badbury Rings.
Knoll Gardens regularly exhibits at top horticultural shows and is hidden away in a quiet corner of east Dorset. Knoll is the garden of internationally acclaimed plantsman, Neil Lucas. who is the UK’s leading authority on ornamental grasses.
Knoll is a four-
With a pre-
Details of the booking form, date and costs will be included in the July newsletter. No bookings will be taken before that date.
Christchurch & New Forest National Trust Association -