If you have been with us for more than a year, you’ll be aware that we run an annual photography competition for our members to find great images which appear in our calendar. Winners receive a copy of the calendar – and the glory of having their picture and name in print!
This year, we have had so much varied weather that we’re sure you have some super shots that you’ve captured in the park – so why not enter them? You must be a member and you can enter a maximum of 3 photographs.
Deadline for Entries
Entries will be judged at our Festival on Sunday 21 July – entries should be emailed to us along with your name!
Image quality & captioning
All photos entered need to be of good quality (typically at least 2mb in size). We’re printing it in square format so do make sure it will resize successfully.
Don’t forget a catchy caption to go with it!
Send the photos to firstname.lastname@example.org by our deadline of midnight on 28 June 2019.
Today’s Tree Walk was a huge success! We had more than 20 people along to hear John Denton’s wise words. Although it rained a bit, it didn’t put us off learning about the amazing varieties in the park. We were introduced to different kinds of trees – Gmynosperms (naked seeds) and Angiosperms (enclosed seeds).
One young man took on the task of collecting a leaf from every tree we stopped to look at, and he ended up with a very full bag.
Starting in the car park we saw a Common Lime, a Box Elder, a Copper/Purple Beech we moved on to look at a Holly and a False Acacia – in all there were more than 20 trees identified.
Here are the updated documents:
John asked us to add the following:
“On the walk a lady (sorry I didn’t ask her name) asked me to identify a tree which was next to the car park behind the Lime Tree. At the time I hadn’t a clue but I’m now sure that it is a variety of “Flowering Ash”, properly called Manna Ash. “
Local enthusiastic amateur, John Denton, will lead us on a walk through the park – introducing you to local flora and fauna, you’ll learn more than you ever dreamt of about the trees in the park, how they’ve survived and thrived, how old they are and much more!
Sunday 28 April at 2pm
Meeting point : Notice Board by the car park. Binoculars and magnifying glass would be handy. Sturdy footwear would be an advantage.
No dogs please.
Rain or shine, we’ll still go ahead
Read and download John’s Trees Key and Tree Classification in advance of the walk!
Have you got a passion for your hobby or interest? Maybe you volunteer for a fantastic charity that you’d like to represent?
Then why not be a stall-holder at our next festival?
We pride ourselves on having a great display of stalls and we love having old friends back, as well as new local community groups, charities, hobbyists or other sellers.
We welcome hundreds of visitors on the day – mostly local people living close to the park, but increasingly people from Greenwich and Bexley, and sometimes further afield.
You can browse the following documents to complete and read:
Shrewsbury Park Stallholders Terms and Conditions
Shrewsbury Park Stallholders application form
Please send your forms back by the end of April 2019 to be considered for this year’s festival.
The date of this year’s festival is …………..
Sunday 21 July 12-4pm
We’re busy putting together an amazing line-up as well as activities for dog-lovers and of course the children!
As you will remember we circulated a survey in October after the AGM to find out what you wanted us to spend the fundraising proceeds on in the coming months.
We received 80 responses.
The Picnic Table idea came out on top by quite a margin at 42% followed by the gym at 27%.
The ‘other’ category was for people to add their ideas. The most popular once these were added up was ‘additional park benches’ 3 (4%).
We will update you with progress on securing the picnic tables when we can.
Our Second Quiz on the Hill held at Shrewsbury House last night (9/11/18) was even better than the first held in February.
Quizmasters Geoff and Dee set the bar very high and caught us out with some fiendishly clever questions. From ‘cats and other animals’ to ‘news this week’ they kept us on our toes.
The winners after eight rounds were Team MSP who received some mini bottles of red, and looked delighted!
The scoreboard at the end of the evening looked a bit like this:
We look forward to the next quiz, so watch out MSP, we’re after your crown!
We’ll let you know how much we raised through the tickets and raffle when we have added it all up.
Last few now available at £2.50
Just complete the form below, and let us know how you would like to pay – to pay online, go to the ‘donate now through paypal’ link below, and pay £2.50 per calendar or £3.00 per calendar and envelope.
Or you can arrange to pick up and pay in person, just email email@example.com with your address.
Delivery to the SE18, SE2 or DA16 postcodes is free of charge.
Annual General Meeting:
Friday 19 October 6-8 pm
at Shrewsbury House (bar open next door)
In addition to the business meeting and election of management committee members there will be time to raise your park ideas and issues.
Our guest speaker is archaeologist, Andy Brockman. He will talk about how our local history is vulnerable to heritage crime and what FSP can do to protect it.
2019 calendars will be on sale (£5)
See you there!
Friends of Shrewsbury Park
Friends of Shrewsbury House
on the Hill #2
Friday 9 November, 7 for 7.30pm
Shrewsbury House Library Bar
Bushmoor Crescent SE18 3EG
- Open Bar with snacks available
- BYO nibbles
- Tempting Raffle Prizes and Goodie Bags
- Renowned Quizmasters Dee and Geoff
Book in person at The House, phone 020 8854 3895, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
£5 per person, tables of 6 maximum: Please pay cash or cheque on booking or by 2 November to secure places