Horticultural Society

PUBLISHED: 13:13 11 January 2007 | UPDATED: 10:05 31 May 2010

A meeting was held on January 2 at the Bowls Club in Abbey Lane when Peter Beale gave a talk entitled Light amongst the Trees, illustrated by slides. Peter Beale spent most of his career life working for the Forestry Commission in various parts of the cou

A meeting was held on January 2 at the Bowls Club in Abbey Lane when Peter Beale gave a talk entitled Light amongst the Trees, illustrated by slides.

Peter Beale spent most of his career life working for the Forestry Commission in various parts of the country. He began his talk by showing a dark, overgrown and muddy track which was transformed within a few years into an area full of wild flowers which supported all kinds of wildlife. However, his first love seemed to be butterflies and he described his leading role in the foundation of Oaken Wood, an important butterfly reserve. A raffle in aid of society funds was run by Eric Hammond and Ken Peck.

The annual party for members and friends will take place on February 6 in the town hall.

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