Annual Report on our Sites and Events (2019-2020): Chapter 6

Annual Report

– Social Events

Montage of some of Stony Stratford’s historic buildings

Over the years TMAEG has included numerous social events in its programmes, events that have included visits to recycling centres and walks around Milton Keynes and its Parks.  For this year, that part of our events programme was cut short by the onset of Covid 19 and Lockdown in March.  Shortly before that, however, two such events did take place.  Of these, the first was a two hour Heritage Walk around Stony Stratford led by TMAEG member Kevin Slaymaker   Kevin entertained our group with some fine anecdotes taken from the long history of Stony and revealed some of its secrets – or were those ‘Cock and Bull stories’?  A highly enjoyable event, and many thanks to Kevin, Lynda and Stan. 

The TMAEG group photographed in the Market Square.

In February, Holy Cross Church was the venue for our third winter social.  This time the theme was local volunteering which attracted an audience of some two dozen.  Following an informal get together with light refreshments, we enjoyed a lively presentation from Florence Bryant, manager of the Wolverton based Urb Farm. 

An inspiring centre for young trainees

This is an inspiring centre for young trainees to pick up a range of skills about gardening and producing food for the local community.  Our second speaker was former TMAEG chair Dave Barratt who spoke about the varied work of Milton Keynes Green Gym and its volunteers on sites in the northern parts of our City.  A fine talk about an organisation that goes from strength to strength.  Our thanks to both speakers for their parts in making this such an enjoyable evening.  

Green Gym members enjoying an end of season barbecue at Linford Lakes Nature Reserve.


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