Posts made in September, 2015

Totally Thames TLS Events September 2015

As part of the Totally Thames Festival 2015 – the TLS is organising and taking part in a series of projects and events throughout September Shires on the Avenues 7 – 11th September Volunteer Opportunity. Conservation work alongside the shire horse team on the historic Ham Avenues. 9.30 am – 3.30 pm. Thames Alive! 11th September 9.15 am On the foreshore outside the Bell and Crown pub Strand on the Green. Organised by the Zoological Society of London come and find out what lives in the river. Not to missed! The Great River Race 12th September. Come and watch London’s river marathon or volunteer at the Ham House finish. Volunteers are needed to help supervise the children’s area, sell programmes, assist with boat recovery, marshalling, litter picking, traffic marshalling and issuing race certificates. 12.00 pm to 7.00 pm. Please contact Volunteers are all invited to the after race party!! Richmond Park Open Day 13th September. Come and visit The Royal Parks (and ours!!) Richmond base at Holly Lodge between 11.00 am and 4.00 pm. Donations of cakes (baked or bought) are needed to sell in the TLS tea tent to raise much needed funds. 10 am – 5.00 pm. Please contact Becky if you would like to donate some cakes. Walks in the Home Park Water Meadows at Hampton Court Palace 19th September Free guided walks through the restored Home Park Water Meadows in partnership with Historic Royal Palaces. Start at Kingston Gate at 10.00 am, 12.30 pm, 3.00 pm. 1 ½ hours round trip. 23rd September An Equinox Walk Through the Secret Meadows Start time 6.30 pm Kingston Gate The Thames Safari: The Highs and Lows of the River Thames 30th September. An all day walk starting at Kew, taking in one of the lowest tides of the year and finishing at Richmond on one of the highest tides! On the way, we will look at what measures could be needed to modify the landscape to take account of climate change and have a look at some fascinating aspects of the Thames Landscape. Pub lunch. Meet outside St. Anne’s Church Kew Green at 10.00 am. For details on these events please contact Becky or visit us on Facebook For information on other events taking place across the Thames in September, visit Totally Thames...

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Shires on the Avenues is back

As part of our trial heritage management project on the Ham Avenues, Operation Centaur has joined the TLS, and volunteers organised in partnership with the National Trust, to carry out another hay cut. Throughout this week, the horses and volunteer teams will be working up and down the Ham Avenues at Ham House, cutting the grass and managing the scrub. This is to maintain the character and structure of the Avenues but also to re-introduce traditional management methods to the site. Giving a taste of what the work on this, and many of the surrounding estates, would have looked like. Lots of manual labour, but also, hopefully, lots of fun for the volunteers and the public who just love to watch the horses at work. The animals love this kind of work, and it is essential for the survival of these heavy horse breeds. For more information on the work of the horses please visit Operation Centaur There is still opportunity to take part in this project – which is taking place all this week (7th-11th September). Contact the volunteer team at Ham House for details on 0208439 8247 or email Part of the Totally Thames Festival September 2015. Check out our News sections or visit us on Facebook for...

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