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.
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
Following the hugely successful Yogathon in 2017, we’re back again this year on Sunday 9 September. Once again we’ll be running a class of 108 non-stop sun salutations to raise money for the environmental group Greenpeace. (Please bring your yoga mat with you).
Greenpeace is at the heart of the battle against run-away climate change, so, let’s support them with the yoga that we enjoy so much.
Weather: In the event of extreme weather conditions such as heavy rain or freezing cold weather the event will be postponed to a date to be announced in spring 2019.
Food: There will be delicious vegetarian food for sale on site by Papi’s Kitchen.
Clothing: Please wear suitable clothes that give you plenty freedom for movement. Also consider that you might get too hot so you could change easily into shorts or short sleeves t-shirt.
Suitability: All are welcome. We are aiming to complete the 108 Sun Salutations. So make sure you have a good rest the night before and a nourishing early breakfast.
Price: CASH ONLY £20/£10 student rate (please present your student card). Payment will be made on the day of event. Also participants will be able to get sponsored via online JustGiving as well as via mobile phone Just Text Giving (please note that if you do not have a Vodafone account, your phone company may make a charge for this service.)
Booking: Please book your place in advance – please send an e-mail to email@example.com confirming your attendance.
Find out more here http://www.yogabypri.com/yogathon.html
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DATE: Sunday 8th July
PERFORMANCE TIMES: 12.30pm, 2.00pm, 4.00pm
Welcome to our Space Station! Train to be an astronaut, make your own rocket, colour and LIFT OFF! Ready Steady Lift Off! is an immersive theatre show for 3-8 year olds and their families combining live performance, music, storytelling and painting into one interactive theatre show.
Ready Steady Lift Off! invites you the audience to take part in our colourful astronaut programme. Come and navigate, sing, colour and play your way through the 7 stages of training, from working as a team in a space station to piloting your own rocket around our galaxy.
This immersive experience will get the family colouring and creating together, and once you’ve decorated your rocket, you will orbit around space meeting strange creatures and overcoming some cosmic catastrophes, all in a days work for the LIFT OFF team! Finally fly your rocket home!
Shows are FREE but booking is essential. The show is for children aged 3 – 8 (strictly no under 3’s allowed) and all children must be supervised by a parent/guardian. To book please follow the below link…
For more information, or to book, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org | 020 8853 4809