Wednesday 17th May was the date of the 2017 Friends of Bookham Commons Celebration Evening. More than 100 supporters enjoyed the evening’s presentation from Mr Ted Green who gave a talk on trees and how they have been used on common land down the ages pointing out some interesting facts and sharing the message that there is to be a ‘bronze’ statue of an oak tree placed in London as a reminder of the important part oak trees have played in our culture and society.
The second presentation of the evening was from Mr Ian Swinney, Ranger with the National Trust based at Bookham Commons, who gave an update on progress of the Edge project to save the nightingale and the work that he and the group of volunteers have achieved throughout the year.
The raffle prizes this year were some outstanding wooden products made by the National Trust volunteers.
Thank you to all who attended to support the Friends of Bookham Commons and to Leah Lainchbury and volunteers for all the social arrangements that made the evening a success and finally, a big thank you to Elizabeth Treliving and team for a delicious buffet.