Our friends at Sholing Valleys Study Centre very kindly invited us to their Silver anniversary Summer fair on Saturday 7th September and we had a wonderful time there. Sholing Valleys in Southampton became a fully recognised Local Nature Reserve last year and the group has matured into a strong organisation that works tirelessly for the maintenance and improvement of their beautiful meadow, woodland and of course Miller’s Pond.
There was some rain at first but it soon brightened up to a lovely early autumn Saturday. The fair featured, amongst many other attractions, Highland Pipers, ferret racing and a display of owls from master falconers.
We were able to speak to a lot of people there and in particular spread the word about our Pirate fun next Sunday, 15th September at the pirate playground on Weston Shore. A lot of people stopped by to say hello and chat and to give us their views on Weston Shore. One particular point raised was the shelters on the shore.
We were even visited by the Mayor and Mayoress of Southampton and the Sheriff of Southampton Sue Blatchford, who is a keen supporter of Sholing Valleys. We were also pleased to see our friend Councillor Royston Smith who has supported our efforts on previous litter picks.
We really enjoyed the day and hope to be back next year!