The Other Side of Lindow Moss

Professor John Handley led another wonderful walk exploring the Mobberley side of  Lindow Moss. We looked at peat from different levels, with the remains of ancient vegetation, observed the contours of ancient paths, saw Sundew and cotton grass, and explored the Quaker graveyard. It was lovely to see an old cottage being lovingly restored by its new owner. We stopped by the place where Lindow Man was found and as always, wondered when we might finally see a sympathetic restoration of this place of historical, archeological and ecological heritage. Thank you to John as always for such an informative and enjoyable walk; and to everyone who came and shared this special place with us.

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Transition Wilmslow Goes Foraging!

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James Wood from Totally Wild Foraging took us on a Foraging walk in The Carrs on 21st May. We tasted grasses, yarrow, daisies, hogweed seeds and stems, knotweed and hawthorn flower, and talked about rose bay willow herb asparagus. We learned what to do with elderflowers and elderberries when they are available, and ended up with a fantastic picnic of nettle soup which even the youngest children really enjoyed! Who knew what delicious treats there are hidden in The Carrs! James’s Cookbook, for those who are interested, (The Foragers Cookbook) is available on Amazon, and his blog is a great source of seasonal tips.

Join us with James on a Mushroom Day on November 4th: details will be on the website in due course.

 

The Great Wilmslow Get Together and Bike Ride!

We are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us: 

Jo Cox MP, murdered a year ago, was a passionate campaigner for a fairer, kinder and more tolerant world. A campaign was recently set up in her name to tackle the silent epidemic of loneliness, and in her memory, her family are supporting the Great Get Together Initiative (www.greatgettogether.org). On the weekend of 17/18 June, communities all over the country are holding events that bring people together in harmony and friendship.

Here in Wilmslow, Transition Wilmslow with the Wilmslow Quakers, Cycle Wilmslow and the Artisan Market, with support from Cheshire East Council,  are celebrating with the red and white gingham Great Get Together theme. So come along to the Wilmslow GGT stall on Saturday 17th June at the Market (from 10am), say hello to your neighbours, have a selfie taken with our Wilmslow GGT team, follow us on twitter (@GGTWilmslow) and most importantly, join our GGT bike ride: fun for all the family, leaving from the Library at 2pm, registration from 1.45pm. Bring your bike!!

We do hope you can come along and join us  any time during the day on the stall and certainly on our bike ride. It should be great fun! wear something red and white if you’d like.

We are looking for volunteers to help on the day or in advance, if you can help out we’d love to hear from you: contact us on the Transition Wilmslow email account.

We hope this will be a fun event to demonstrate that we are one community in Wilmslow: please do join us.

The first of this year’s Transition Wilmslow Walks!

We have been enjoying the lighter evenings and better weather, with the first of our Cheshire East supported Wilmslow Walks for Public Health with our first Brownie Walk of the year with the delightful St Anne’s Brownie Pack. We saw hawthorn in gorgeous blossom, looked at the Moss Rooms and heard about peat cutting, looked at where the Riflemen used to do their target practice before going to the Crimean Wars, and marvelled at the ancient tree trunks exposed in the peat….and heard the story of the discovery of Lindow Man. The children really appreciated the magic of this special place.