Ice-cream van and AA recovery vehicle stuck in Mountsfield Mud!

The AA turned up to rescue an ice-cream van from the Mountsfield mud yesterday before getting stuck !

What a mess the ice-cream van and the AA left when they finally escaped hours later from the Mountsfield mud!

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Mountsfield Park bandstand and theatre postcard image

Many thanks Derek for this postcard image of the Mountsfield Park Bandstand with the theatre behind and the following collected memories!

DC  The theatre was constructed from “corrugated metal, surrounded by chestnut fencing”.

CW  “I can remember a stage with a fence around where they used to put chairs out in the summer.You had to pay to sit and watch the shows or you could do like we did and lean on the fence! They also had those kids films shown from the back of a lorry which was parked next to the stage”.

CW  “We had such fun in Mountsfield Park. We played in the fields, watched all sorts of shows at the theatre, children’s events, concert parties, and competitions”.

WR  “I remember standing by the fence watching the shows when I was a child in the 50s”.

Mountsfield Park Bandstand and Theatre

Mountsfield Park bandstand and theatre behind

Orchard and Grape Vine Pruning Workshop Event at Mountsfield Park Community Garden with James Hazlerigg-Kinlay 1 – 2.45pm, 18th February 2018

Orchard and Grape Vine Pruning Workshop Event at Mountsfield Park Community Garden with James Hazlerigg-Kinlay, 1 – 2.45pm, 18th February 2018  Book here for Eventbrite tickets –

During this gardening skills training workshop local Forest School leader, garden designer and horticulturist James Hazlerigg-Kinlay will demonstrate pruning roses, fruit trees and grape vines. The pruning will be very much a hands-on demonstration outside on a number of roses, young fruit trees and vines in the community garden. Bring your secateurs (sharpened if possible) and you will tackle some pruning so that you can take home some new skills. Tea, coffee and homemade cake will be provided.

All profits will be used to pay for new fruit trees and replacement plants in the community garden.

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Avenue tree planting at Mountsfield Park Sunday from 11am – 1pm approx, 28th January, 4th, 11th and 18th February 2018

Please come along and help us plant more than 24 avenue trees next to the main path at Mountsfield Park between the George Lane and Brownhill Road entrances – All welcome!

We will be planting the trees this winter – the community tree planting events will be from 11am – 1pm approx, on Sunday mornings – 28th January, 4th, 11th and 18th February 2018.

Please wear boots, gloves and bring a strong spade if you have one.

Glendale will be supplying us with a variety of rootballed heavy standard deciduous trees. The trees will grow to a large size and are suitable for growing in London clay and an exposed aspect. Many of the  avenue tree planting species that we have chosen are better suited to endure areas of heavily compacted soil that we have at Mountsfield Park.

You will find us during the community tree planting events along the main path between the George Lane and Brownhill Road entrances. The main path is the red line on the map of Mountsfield Park above.

You will find us during the community tree planting events along the main path between the George Lane and Brownhill Road entrances. The main path is the red line on the map of Mountsfield Park above. The green symbols represent tree planting locations.

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Health Walks in Lewisham

Lewisham Green Spaces Forum (formerly Lewisham Parks Forum)

 “Get up, Get out, Get walking!”

Lewisham Health Walk

“Lewisham Health Walks are led by trained volunteer walk leaders. The walks are 30-60 minutes long. We end with a cup of tea where possible.

Health walking is really easy. You do a 5-minute stroll to warm up, at least 20 minutes at a brisk pace and a 5-minute stroll to cool down.  A ‘brisk pace’ will be different for everybody. Walk so you feel a little warmer, breathe a bit heavier and your heart is pumping a bit faster. you need to be able to have a chat and not be too out of breath.

Go at a pace that is right for you – the walks are suitable for people of all abilities. Come when you are able to.

What to expect –

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Join Lewisham Nature’s Gym – Programme January – March 2018 — Lewisham Green Spaces Forum (formerly Lewisham Parks Forum)

Originally posted on Nature Conservation Lewisham: Froggary on Blackheath ? Please see attached the Nature’s Gym programme for January – March 2018. Our first session back will be on Thursday 11th January at Ladywell Fields. A post Christmas wade! You maybe interested to know that we’ve had over 600 volunteers attending over 50 sessions this…

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