Friday, 10 February 2017

Highbury Park Friends January 2017 newsletter

http://highburyparkfriends.org.uk/text/newsletter/HPFbulletinjanuary2017.pdf

Join Highbury Park Friends to get up to date information about this wonderful park - follow the link above for the latest newsletter.
NIA funded meadow seeding with the Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust, January 2017

There's so much going on already and this is set to increase as the Chamberlain Highbury Trust look to bring many new and exciting ideas to the Highbury estate and adjoining park land. Check out their website on the links below

https://chamberlainhighburytrust.wordpress.com

https://www.facebook.com/ChamberlainHighbury/

Weekly and monthly activities incuding 'Woodland Wednesdays' with the Rangers and B&BCWT, supported by NIA (Nature Improvement Area) funding.

Woodland Play after school club, every Wednesday at the Orchard - Highbury Orchard Community Interest Company oversee this -

http://www.peopleandland.org.uk/wp/?page_id=250

http://www.peopleandland.org.uk/wp/

Highbury Park coppice 2012

Coppice stool


Coppice products and crafts


Woodland activity with hazel stobs

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Hidden History of Highbury with Mary-Ann Ochota


Mary-Ann Ochota is an archaeology writer and TV presenter who's worked on Time Team, Britain's Secret Treasures and Ancient Impossible. Her new book, Hidden Histories: A Spotter's Guide to the British Landscape arms the landscape spotter with the information to explore the archaeology & history of the British countryside 

Alf Dimmock is a Senior Park Ranger for Birmingham City Council, and is the resident expert on the history and wildlife of Highbury Park.



check out this link for further details and booking procedure - 


Historic features of Highbury Park -


  • Bronze aged burnt mound - 
  • Mediaeval ridge and furrow (open field system)
  • The ancient Yew (Possibly 12th century)
  • The Henburys estate and farm (established by the early 18th Century)
  • Dad’s Lane Farm
  • Hedgerow (early enclosures)
  • The Great Oak (C1690)
  • Kings Norton Enclosures Act of Parliament 1772
  • The Railway 1837
  • Highbury house and estate from1878
  • The Highbury crucible wall