Nick Upton has worked as a biologist and a wildlife film maker for over 20 years. At Box Methodist Hall on Tuesday 21 February 7.30pm he talks about his background, his TV work and travels, and some of his major UK conservation project documentaries. Members are free and visitors £2 are welcomed.
Click here Issue 15 if you want to know more about the impact of the railways in Box. We have newspaper reports of the making of Box Tunnel and how a very rural area was altered for ever. The new issue is full of stories and photos about Box and masses of comments from readers.
Wiltshire's landscape shaped the history of the county as you will discover at Box NATS meeting on Tuesday 17 January at 7.30pm in Methodist Church. Steve Hannath explains the relationships between the rocks underground and aspects of Wiltshire life such as the natural landscapes, prehistory, vegetation & farming, vernacular architecture, settlement patterns & routes, extractive industries and water resources.
Visitors are welcome to turn up on the night £2 admission, members free and all enjoy free tea/coffee. Steve Hannath is a retired headteacher who ran two primary schools in North Wiltshire, so he should be expert on everything about chalk.
It's bring your own cheese though !!
The Box NATS meeting at Methodist Hall, High Street, Box 7.30pm on Tuesday 15 November is from gardening guru Jacky Thomas who gives tips on how to attract wildlife to your garden and affect the local environment. It's free to members and open to visitors for only £2.
Pudsey Cakes will be available, for a small donation, after the talk and tea or coffee is free as always.
Rachel Amelia Lee
Amelia Lee was a fascinating person who lived at Spa House, Middlehill in the 1930s. She was a local Secretary for the Egypt Exploration Fund and an exhibition in London features items she was instrumental in securing, including the mask above.
The exhibition is called Beyond Beauty at Two Temple Place, Victoria Embankment, London, WC2R 3BD - entrance free. For opening times see www.twotempleplace.org
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