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Sad end to Preston Twin

Yesterday one of the ancient Preston Twin elms was cut down. Unfortunately, it was damaged and diseased and its time had come. Thanks to Rose Jones for these pictures.

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Preston Park 2020 Calendar

Our 2020 calendars are now available at £5 each, containing 12 of this year’s best photo competition entries. We will have a large stock available for purchase at the Chalet Cafe this Saturday 7th December, from 9.30 to 11.30, when … Continue reading

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Winners of this year’s photo competition

Adult category 1st – Henry Frankel (shown above) 2nd – Dominique Levack 3rd – Simon Stott Under 20s Winner – Frankie Rogers Thanks to everyone who entered! Calendars featuring 12 of the best photos are available at the Chalet Cafe or … Continue reading

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Christmas Wreath Making Event – book early!

We will be holding our annual wreath making event on Saturday December 14th at St Peter’s Church by Preston Manor. Make your own wreath using local greenery, for just £10. We will help you get started and ply you with … Continue reading

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Halloween Lantern Walk – 26th October

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Vote for your favourite photos of 2019

Voting is now open for this year’s photo competition. We have whittled down the entries to 22 for adults (from which you pick your favourite three) and two for age 19 and under (you need just pick one). Vote in … Continue reading

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A sad farewell to George

The Preston Manor Walled Garden volunteers were very sad indeed to say goodbye to Garden Manager George Harris who retired a couple of weeks ago after around 20 years of looking after the north end of the park. Many people … Continue reading

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Amsterdam plants a piece of the Preston Twins

In 2007, a Dutch nurseryman started what would be a series of frequent visits to this city in order to propagate some of the most outstanding elms in our city. His name is Ronnie Nijboer and he is one of … Continue reading

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A sad announcement

One of the beautiful Preston Twins – that’s the one which was damaged a few years ago – has elm disease. It seems that age and the damage has made it susceptible to infection. So, very sadly, after over 400 … Continue reading

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Don’t forget this Saturday!

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