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Date
18.09.19
Start time
09:15
End time
12:00
Education Centre, Wandlebury Ring, Gog Magog Hills, Stapleford, Cambridge CB22 3AE
East Anglia branch

Join the branch for their AGM followed by guided walk round the beautiful Wandlebury Country Park.


The East Anglia branch invites those within the region to attend and participate in the AGM for 2019. The meeting will be held in the delightful setting of the Education Centre (Stable Rooms) in Wandlebury Country Park and refreshments will be available. The AGM will be followed by a guided walk around the estate.

Guided walk

On the guided walk we will explore some of the eight miles of waymarked trails. You will see the herd of Highland Cows are natural lawnmowers that help to keep the meadows in good condition for flowers and wildlife. From the Ely Viewpoint it is possible to see 17 miles to Ely Cathedral on a clear day.

The main buildings at Wandlebury are from the 18th century. The cupola clock-tower is a distinctive backdrop for the former walled garden.
You will see the mounting blocks that were used to mount the horses that were once stabled at Wandlebury. Wandlebury was once a famous stables, with the King's race horses. The most famous horse was the Godolphin Arabian. He never ran a race but he is one of the three horses from which all today's thoroughbreds descend from. He is buried at Wandlebury.

Wandlebury was also once a thriving Iron-Age Hillfort. You will see the main outer ditch of the fort, which runs in a complete circle with a footpath in the bottom of the ditch.

The Park offers an amazing display of wild-flowers with carpets of cow parsley and yellow buttercups. poppies and other arable flowers at different times of year. For bird watchers on the walk - look out for green and great spotted woodpeckers, jay, bullfinch, long-tailed tit and sparrowhawk! Overall, something for everyone!

AGM

All are welcome to attend the AGM, but only members of the RSB may vote. The AGM will be an opportunity to review the year's events, the use of branch funds and to allow discussion on future plans and direction of the branch. All committee roles, including those of the principal officers, will be reviewed to ensure that branch members remain happy with their roles.

You can download the AGM agenda, including Chair's speech and branch finance forms. If you would like to submit AOB for discussion, please send this to the branch at eastanglia@rsb.org.uk by Wednesday 11th September.

The branch welcomes new committee members, why not check out what it involves and send a quick application to eastanglia@rsb.org.uk

Timings

09:15-09:30 Arrival with refreshments
09:30-10:30 AGM (download the agenda)
10:30-11:00 Refreshments
11:00-12:00 Guided walk

Accessibility

There is disabled access for this event. Parking is available and costs £3 (free disabled parking). You can find further visitor information on the Wandlebury Country Park webpage.

Booking

This event is free to attend, but advance booking is essential using the above link. This event is open to all.

Contact

For any event enquiries please contact branch secretary, Dr Denise Dear at dr.denise.dear@gmail.com
If you have any booking or website queries please contact Ellie Oakley at regions@rsb.org.uk or on 020 3925 3444.

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