Past Events

Lanchester Historic Walk Leaflets Launch Event – March 2012


Lanchester Wildlife Launch Event – March 2012

National Hedgelaying Society Evening talk and demonstration Event

The national hedge laying society’s trainer Mr Derrick Hale gave a talk on hedge laying at Broom House Farm on Friday 11th November 2011 at 7pm.

Derrick is well known for his vast knowledge of the history and practice of hedge laying and his enthusiastic style kept all enthralled.  The evening talk was accompanied by a pie and pea supper and was free to all.

Derrick followed his talk the next day with a hedge laying demonstration which also took place at Broom House farm (along the entrance road from Burnhope).  12 people of varying skill levels took part in the event and we even had the left over pie and peas for lunch.  If you would like to see the results of our handiwork then why not have a trip up to Broom House farm and have a look at the hedge on your way.  You could always follow this with lunch at the farm!

Living Waterways and Lanchester Locality Map Project Celebration Event

Saturday 6th August 2011 10am – 4pm, park House Play area

A free event to celebratethe Living Waterways and Lanchester Locality Map Project.

This was a chance to find out about wildlife projects running in the area and included a variety of displays about wildlife in the area including ongoing wildlife trust projects such as the Otter Project and Heart of Durham project and a chance to meet Lanchester Parish Council’s Farming, Wildlife and Environment Development Officer.

There was also a variety of activities for children of all ages including face painting, a nature trail and other wildlife and farming based crafts and games.  There was also a display of local crafts from the Country Market.

This event was funded by the Environment Agency and supported by Lanchester Parish Council.