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News 2014

Key:
GA George Agnew; DAC Des Astley-Cooper; AG Allan Gould; CH Christopher Hawkins; KM Karen Murdoch; AW Adrian White
 

MUSIC and ARTS : DECEMBER 2014
Rougham VCP School

 

Meeting with Diane Grimes (Acting Head), Paula Watson, Sharon Francis and Hilary Turner (Head of Music, Suffolk CC) to further ideas on trust support for music teaching at the school.

Present: GA

MUSIC and ARTS NOVEMBER 2014
Rougham VCP School

 

Meeting with Diane Grimes (Acting Head), Paula Watson and Sharon Francis to discuss ways for the trust to support music teaching at the school.

Present: GA & KM

RET : NOVEMBER 2014

RET Trustee Meeting

Present: GA, DAC, AG, CH, KM & AW

HISTORY SEPTEMBER 2014
History Project

 

Cliff Fullam assembled an extensive archive of American 94th Bomb Group stationed in Rougham at RAF Bury St Edmunds during 1942-1945.

Present: GA, KM & AW

HISTORY SEPTEMBER 2014
Oral History Project 2

 

Taped interview with Beate Bullett (one of the oldest Rougham residents) with her memories of village life.

Present: GA, KM & AW

ENVIRONMENT : AUGUST 2014
Rare Purple Emperor butterfly seen in Breech Wood

 

Butterfly survey work and sightings in 2014 by Liz Goodyear, Andrew Middleton and Rob Parker. You can see the report online, within 5.3, 5th sub para.

 

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HISTORYAUGUST 2014
Oral History Project 1

 

Taped interview with Winifred Brinkley (one of the oldest Rougham residents) with her memories of village life.

Present: GA, KM & AW

HISTORY JUNE 2014
Visit to Rougham Hall with SIAH

 

An organised tour of Rougham Hall with members from Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History and Edward Martin.

Present: GA, DAC, AG, CH, KM & AW

RET : JUNE 2014

RET Trustee Meeting

Present: GA, DAC, AG, CH, KM & AW

RET JUNE 2014
Lottery

 

Meeting with Lisa Smith of National Trust at Westley Office to give guidance on future lottery applications.

Present: GA & KM

ENVIRONMENT JUNE 2014
Survey walk with Suffolk Wildlife Trust

 

A walk through the woodlands with Juliet Hawkins from Suffolk Wildlife Trust.

Present: GA, CH & KM

ENVIRONMENT MAY 2014
Bee Hives

 

Our bee hive expansion programme continues with two new sites set upon the Rougham Esate this year. This brings the total to 15 colonies on five sites with more planned for 2015.

Present: GA

ENVIRONMENTAPRIL 2014
Ride widening in Mellfield Wood

 

Rougham Estate employed a tree surgeon and conservationist to tidy up one of the footpaths on the Estate and cleared up the area around the ponds to make way for all the deer, muntjac, badgers, pheasants, ducks etc.

Present: GA

ENVIRONMENT : APRIL 2014
Bluebells are thriving

 

We have native bluebells growing in several of our woods. You will be pleased to know that these are not the Spanish type!

Present: AW

HISTORYMARCH 2014
History Project 

 

Meeting with Phil Sage, who provided interviews and historical photos of village life. Including a recording of 'Down Your Way' which featured Rougham.

Present: GA & KM

ENVIRONMENT MARCH 2014
Daffodil survey at Rougham Hall

 

Edward Martin and Sally Kington surveyed historic daffodil varieties growing on the Estate and their report can be found by clicking the button.

Present: GA & AW

ENVIRONMENT JANUARY 2014
Hornbeam Pollards

 

Two anciant hornbeam pollards were re-pollarded this winter during a ride widening scheme in Mellfield Wood. This will extend their lives and continues an ancient forestry practice.

Present: GA