A Forgotten Landscape

A Forgotten Landscape is a large-scale natural and cultural heritage project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund Landscape Partnership Scheme.

The project seeks to conserve and enhance the Lower Severn Vale Levels, while improving community access to and engagement with the area’s unique natural and cultural heritage.

The following is an extract from their current newsletter.

 

A Forgotten Landscape – July 2018 Edition

A sculpture in Severn Beach patiently waiting to be unveiled

Roll up, Roll up!! As if this month wasn’t exciting enough with the nation gripped in World Cup fever coupled with day after day of sunshine and blue skies, July also sees the return of the amazing Severn Festival. Taking place at Severn Beach Village Hall on Saturday 14th July it will feature live music and over 50 stalls and activities to keep you entertained (and fed) all day long.  Come and try out the crazy bikes, bring your hound to the dog show, take a ride on a model train – the possibilities are endless.

Also happening this month is our Tales of the Vale exhibition tour – check out below for dates and venues.  As part of the tour there will be a children’s animation workshop this Sunday in Thornbury library and a talk in Severn Beach  – again all details in the events section of the newsletter.

Our walking routes are now available as downloads from our website so if you fancy a stroll around our project area then pick your route, download your map and off you go. Keep an eye out for our new interpretation panels while you are on route too!

Happy Reading!             

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To read the rest of the July 2018 edition or to read previous editions of the A Forgotten Landscape Project please visit their website by clicking here.

 

A Forgotten Landscape – June 2018 Edition

Summer’s here!  The evenings are gloriously long, the dawn choruses astonishing, insects are buzzing and chirruping and generally going about their business.
 
And so are we!  June sees us welcoming the new sculptures created by Deborah Aguirre-Jones to Severn Beach – everyone’s invited to the Severn Beach Sculpture Launch TOMMOROW (9th June), from 7pm.  Come make your own fire sculpture, or a flag, or just enjoy the procession, the music, and the great unveilings.
 
Our walking festival will run until mid-June.  Then we will start the tour of our wonderful Tales of the Vale exhibition.  Pop along to see what our volunteers have found out over the last two years, listen to some delightful oral histories, and take away your free book!
 
And may we take this opportunity to thank all our generous, capable, diligent and thoughtful volunteers who have made the last three years go by so quickly.  We look forward to celebrating your contribution this month too!
 
So much to see and do in June.

Happy reading!

Read More on the Forgotten Landscape project website

To read the rest of the June 2018 edition or to read previous editions of the A Forgotten Landscape Project please visit their website by clicking here.

 

A Forgotten Landscape – December 2017 Edition

Festive sight in the orchard.  Merry Christmas everyone!

Hush!  What’s that? Sleigh bells? Already?
 
As 2017 hurtles to an end, we’re looking forward to taking time out to enjoy and appreciate the beauty of our landscape and the generosity and good-nature of its people.  We’d like to say a huge thank you to all our followers and friends and, as always, extend our endless gratitude to our wonderful volunteers.
 
Speaking of which, read on to meet Theo Stowell, one of our bird monitors and our youngest volunteer – only 14! And find out where and when you can meet our Tales of the Vale volunteers; after two years of dedicated research, they have amazing tales they want to share about the people of the Severn Vale past and present.
 
And in these pages you’ll find out how you can help make important decisions about new stone sculptures in Severn Beach, join a special Woodland Skills course, or simply read the results of our Oldbury excavation for those of you who missed the talks in November (or just want to refresh your memory)!
 
We wish you all a very merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.
 
Happy reading!

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To read the rest of the December 2017 edition or to read previous editions of the A Forgotten Landscape Project please visit their website by clicking here.

 

A Forgotten Landscape – October 2017 Edition

What says autumn better than apples?

October and our Severnside Food Festival is in full swing!  We’re delighted to help present a wide range of mouth-watering, exploratory, creative events celebrating the food and food producers of the Lower Severn Vale Levels.  Find out what’s happening next – our events section is bursting!
 
New this month is a new way to support A Forgotten Landscape – you can now sponsor one of our great interpretation points, benches, toposcopes or more!  A great way for you to get your business or group recognised while celebrating all that is special about the Lower Severn Vale Levels.
 
We’re proud to announce that we are co-hosting this year’s Severn Levels Estuary Research Committee’s (SLERC) annual conference.  If you’re interested in archaeology and heritage, this is for you.  
 
If you haven’t checked out our soundscapes or oral histories recently, you really should – there’s more to hear and enjoy.  Looking for something a little more active? Then read on to find out more about our geocaches.
 
And in this edition we have a summary of our most recent Tuesday Talk and news of our great grants program for farmers and landowners.  Help is available for laying hedges, pollarding willows, and restoring or creating ponds.  Interested?  It’s all here in the newsletter.  And, as always, there’s our amazing volunteer opportunities and fabulous free events and workshops.
 

Read More on the Forgotten Landscape project website

To read the rest of the October 2017 edition or to read previous editions of the A Forgotten Landscape Project please visit their website by clicking here.