Month: May 2019

Hodnet & District Garden Club, 18th June 2019

Hodnet & District Garden ClubThe next meeting will take place at the Lyon Hall, Hodnet on Tuesday 18th June, 7.00 for 7.30pm, when we look forward to a talk about Trees in Garden and Woodland, presented by Dr. Mike Goosey of the Woodland Trust.  Light refreshments will be served at the end of the meeting.
New members and visitors are welcome – no prior knowledge or gardening expertise required! Guest fee for one-off meetings is only £2; annual membership is £15.
To view the Club’s programme for the year or to contact the Secretary, please visit the website.

Have you ever seen a Glow Worm?

Hodnet Footpath Group are holding their annual Glow Worm spotting walk on Friday 21st June 2019.
This event takes place along a stretch of former railway line near Hodnet, and has regularly attracted a sizeable numbers of participants, from near and sometimes surprisingly far in the past. If the weather is kind, the evening will hopefully be a success again this year; but if it is cold/wet the Glow Worms are unlikely to perform, so the event will then be moved to 28th June instead.
The Glow Worm is an unusual creature and generally scarce, but in Shropshire very rare. No-one knows why they established a breeding site at Hodnet, but the conditions happen to be just right to enable them to survive. On a good night a hundred or so may be seen, at other times only 2 or 3. As with many things in nature, its appearance is not entirely predictable!
If you’d like a change from your usual Friday night routine, put a note of the date in your diary now.
We meet at 10.30pm by the old railway bridge at bottom of Station Road, Hodnet.
Accompanied children and dogs on leads welcome. Sensible footwear and  torch advised.
Glow Worm at Hodnet 2016
This Glow Worm photo was taken by one of our visitors on a past visit, and is one of the best we’ve seen. It now adornes the cover of our Hodnet Walks 1 leaflet. This walk and others in our series of ten local walks can be downloaded from https://www.hodnet.org.uk/main/?page_id=9330

"Marchamley Meanders" – Sunday 16th June 2019

Click on image to download a copy of the flyer

An Open Gardens event in Marchamley on Sunday 16th June offers an opportunity to drop into eight gardens for a “Peep behind the Hedges”. A children’s Treasure Hunt will also take place.
The event starts at 2pm, until 5pm. Adults £4, children free. Free car parking.
Tickets and maps will be available at the bus shelter, and refreshments will be on sale at two locations, in aid of the Children’s Music Fund, Hodnet.
Sorry no dogs, except assistance dogs.
 

Hodnet & District Garden Club – May 2019 events

Hodnet & District Garden ClubThere will be no meeting at the Lyon Hall in May, as two visits are scheduled for this month – see below for details.
The Club is also having a plant stall at the Grove School on the morning of Sunday 12th May during  the Market Drayton 10K run.
On the evening of Mon 13th May, members look forward to a guided tour of Hodnet Hall Gardens. The visit is open to guests of Club members for the usual £2 fee.
On Tues 21st May, there is an evening visit to Sambrook Manor, Newport, for a guided tour of the gardens, plus refreshments. The cost is £7.00 per
head, and guests are welcome.
Please use the contact form on the Garden Club’s website for further
details about any of the above.

More Opportunities to 'Give Bowls a Go'

The crown green bowling season has started and Wollerton Bowls Club is offering the opportunity for people to try out bowling. Six free “Give Bowls a Go” are being held in May and June, starting at 2:00pm on Saturday afternoons. Dates are:

  • May 11 & 18
  • June 1, 8, 15 & 22

The sessions are open to anyone who would like to try their hand at bowling. No need to book, no obligation to join the club, all ages welcome.
The club will provide all the equipment needed for the sessions, but visitors are welcome to bring their own woods. The only requirement is that those coming along wear flat shoes for the benefit of the green.
More information about the club, membership and contact information can be found on the club’s web page.WBSC Give Bowls a Go 2019
 

Hodnet Footpath Group Walk Mon 6th May 2019

On Bank Holiday Monday, 6th May, Hodnet Footpath Group are organising a local walk combining routes 1 & 10 from our series of walks leaflets.
Meeting at 11.00am at the Hodnet Social Club car park, the first part of the walk will take in the old railway line to Wollerton and then return to Hodnet via Mill Rd. We’ll then continue via Webster Lane to Tunstall Woods, where we will hopefully see bluebells and other wild flowers.
This walk is easy and dog-friendly, and everyone is welcome. The full walk is approx 5 miles, but you can just do the first leg if you so wish. We hope you can join us.