Public Parks in Milton Keynes by Claire de Carle

Date: May 8, 2021

Time: 19.30

Location: Online

Following the Bucks Gardens Trust successful application to Historic England as part of ‘The Compiling the Record project’ and the subsequent recognition of Campbell Park, Milton Keynes as Grade II on the Register of Parks and Gardens. This talk will examine the designed landscape of the park and other green spaces across the town, including Central MK’s, Willen Lakes, Ouzel Valley, Newlands Tree Cathedral and Caldecott Lake all of which have been researched by our volunteers.

The talk will include maps and aerial photos of the parks and will highlight their designed features, in particular the sculptures, using beautiful photographs courtesy of the MK’s Parks Trust. We shall also look at how the Parks Trust have coped with the challenges of successfully managing, continuing to renovate and maintain the wonderful parks and open spaces for all to enjoy now and in the future.

Another virtual Tour of Shropshire Follies and Curiosities. By Claire Terrill

Date: April 24, 2021

Time: 19.30 -20.30

Location: Online

Another imaginary tour going from Shropshire south along the borders with Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire.

Creation of a late 18th century genteel suburb in Camberwell, South London – a talk by Peter Cooke

Date: April 10, 2021

Time: 19.30

Location: Online

This talk describes the 18thC development of Camberwell Grove and the surrounding streets.  It focuses on a suburban development of houses, cottages orné and terraces of various styles together with a Mansion, with garden ornaments and follies

Zoom Talk 5 – A Virtual Tour of the Follies and Curiosities of the Welsh Marches

Date: March 13, 2021

Time: 19.30

Location: Online

A free online talk by Claire Terrill

A Link will be sent to all members beforehand

An Introduction to Follies

Date: January 30, 2021

Time: 19.30 -20.30

Location: Online

by Alan Terrill

A free talk about what follies are, the different types, and when they were built, with plenty of illustrations. Intended for relative newcomers but anyone can join if they wish.

Zoom Talk 3 – ‘Are There Follies Down Under?’

Date: February 6, 2021

Time: 19.00

Location: Online

A free talk by Christine Upton

Zoom Talk 6 – The Follies of Potsdam

Date: March 20, 2021

Time: 19.00

Location: Online

A free talk by Peter Godfrey

A link will be sent out nearer the time.

Zoom talk 4 – Jonathan Holt on Shell Artists

Date: February 27, 2021

Time: 19.00

Location: Online

Shell Artists of Our Time: Tales of Perseverance, Patience and Paella.

A free talk for members - the link will be circulated in due course.

Online Zoom talk – ‘The Fellowship Abroad’

Date: January 16, 2021

Time: 19:00

Location: Online

A free talk by Peter Godfrey , who has arranged several trips abroad.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/98030627707?pwd=b0NlT3dxZnBZYjNGYUlUcjF0QjlqQT09

Meeting ID: 980 3062 7707
Passcode: 22DQN0

Swiss Garden, nr Biggleswade, Bedfordshire.

Date: April 24, 2020

Location: Biggleswade, Bedfordshire

Update 15th March -owing to the corona virus situation, Andrew ahs decided it would be unwide to hold this at what is predicted to be the peak of the virus. It will hopefully be rescheduled for later in the year. Contact Andrew Plumridge