MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN: As you know, one of the things the Friends do is support the Hall by donating items that help enhance the experience enjoyed by visitors. The PA system and screen, for example, have greatly improved the presentation of lectures.
For our latest project we plan to help fund the replacement of the sycamore trees that line the west-side of the moat and provide a green backdrop to the range of outbuildings in the Courtyard. What you might not have noticed is that the amount of greenery is getting less and less each year. The whole row has succumbed to Honey Fungus and all seven trees are slowly dying – an eighth tree was removed a couple of years ago for safety reasons. The cost of the felling and replacement with trees some 12 ft tall with guards to prevent the cows damaging them, is about £3,000. As we cannot provide that level of funding, we felt that individual Friends might wish to support us with sponsorship. The form enclosed with this Newsletter offers you an exciting opportunity to support something that will last for hundreds of years. The replacement trees are to be Tilia Cordata, better known as small-leaved lime, or linden.
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