Just fabulous….

I hope you managed to get to our Festival of Nature – it was such a wonderful day with the sun shining, families smiling and a HUGE amount of information from our speakers and stall holders. I have to say thank you to so many people:

Our excellent speakers: Councillors Peter McDonald and Pippa Heylings for opening the event, actors Emma Lowndes & Jason Merrells for telling the Story of Brewery Field, Ashley Arbon MBE, ecologist and biodiversity expert, Dick Newall from Action for Swifts, and Iain Webb from the local Wildlife Trust

Our neighbours who provided power: Barbara & Malcolm, Lizzy & family

Mike & Tinneke Butler for offering parking on their property

Some of the super-efficient organising team, Ian, Gillian, Sarah, Jen (our marvelous MC) and Heather. Thanks also to Nick, who supervised the children’s sports events and Giles who couldn’t be there for the event.

The amazing volunteers, some of whom had to stay put all day: Paul, Phil, Matt, Sue, Gisela, Roy, Joanne & Nick, Liz & Fred and Dan & Nina.

Mrs Suzanne Blackbourne-Maze for judging the cake competition

The delicious hospitality providers: The Duxford Plough, The Wandering Yak, Cider InCider, The Teapod

Our lovely stall holders and woodcrafters: Tony, Maureen, Sally & Mary from the Duxford Allotment Society, Debbie & Sarah from Nature’s Posy, Mike from Cambs & Essex Butterfly Conservation, Iain & Paul from The local Wildlife Trust, Dick & Bruce from Action for Swifts, Fay The Woodland Haberdasher, Olly Moses woodcraft, Mick Thwaites of Woodlark landscaping (who left us the wonderful legacy fence), Hannah of Triplekissdesigns eco friendly greetings cards, Ben & Dan On the Verge & Pesticide Free Cambridge