Monthly Archives: July 2017


Make hay while the sun shines is an old English proverb meaning to make good use of an opportunity while it lasts. Well the sun rays were very short lived last week for making hay in Meadleys meadow – the … Continue reading

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The old hill fort at Beacon Hill Is a peaceful place today- A place to potter, a place to rest And dream an hour away! Here I can drop the cloak of care Which links me with the town; While … Continue reading

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Snakes alive

The Trust needs information on the distribution and numbers of reptile species on the Ashridge Estate to protect them effectively. Earlier this year seven volunteers answered Emily Smith’s call to take part in a Reptile Survey – Marion Adams, Tim … Continue reading

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As time goes by……..

Another week, another schedule of jobs to do at Ashridge. A five thousand acre estate produces endless tasks, so it was good to see a high turnout of volunteers last Thursday being given a varied selection of tasks – maintenance … Continue reading

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  Good-bye-ee  What can you say to someone who has been the life-blood of an organisation for years, when they leave unexpectedly? Good-bye-ee! good-bye-ee! Wipe the tear, baby dear, from your eye-ee. Tho’ it’s hard to part we know, You’ll … Continue reading

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Twenty volunteers gathered at the Visitor Centre last Friday to hear Ben N give a briefing on the new instructions and information being rolled out from the Estate Office. The Trust are pleased to now be able to implement certain … Continue reading

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A Chequered Past

It is hard to imagine today that Kings and Queens and the aristocracy would have passed this way over the years. The Thursday volunteers have been working to restore the look of Old Copse Drive, in the shadow of the … Continue reading

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