Memories of the Mosses
Monday 6th June
2 – 7 pm at Stapleton Village Hall , CA6 6LA
When you think of Bolton Fell Moss or Walton Moss, what do you think of? What memories do they invoke - from recently or long ago?
In times of rapid change, recording these memories for the future is important, otherwise they are lost forever. We would love to create a ‘Memories of the Mosses’ project with you - collecting, sharing and celebrating local people’s memories of life and landscape on and around Bolton Fell and Walton Mosses.
If you, or someone you know, would like to share your stories, drop-in and join us anytime between 2 – 7pm on the 6th June at Stapleton Village Hall. If you have old photographs or objects that would help bring the memories alive, please bring them along. Or, get in touch directly using the contact details below.
Together we will discuss how best to capture the memories – it may be a booklet of story snippets and photographs, or voice recordings published online. Sarah Thomas, a landscape writer will be joining us to help create a space for your stories to be heard.
We look forward to hearing your memories of the mosses!
Tania Crockett, Cumbria BogLIFE Community Engagement Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org; 07881 255343; 02080 262189
This event is supported by Cumbria BogLIFE, a Natural England project.
Biological Recorders ‘Bioblitz’ at Bolton Fell Moss
Sunday 26 June 10am – 4pm
A day in which biological recorders are invited to find and record as many forms of life as they can at Bolton Fell Moss. Delivered in partnership with Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre.
Booking is essential – Gary Hedges; 01228 618717; email@example.com
It’s a Bog’s LIFE at Bolton Fell Moss – a guided walk
Sunday 17 July 1 – 3pm
Join us for a gentle stroll on the moss, to an area of the bog that was never part of the past commercial peat-cutting operations, and get up close to a variety of bog wildlife. On the way we will take a look at an area that has recently been restored by Natural England, to see how this rare habitat is now coming back to life.
No booking required. Wellies are essential. All ages welcome. The peat is soft and uneven and unsuitable for those with limited mobility.
Meet at the main entrance to the old peat-bagging factory site, located on the northern side of the bog between Boltonfellend and Stapleton. Grid reference NY 486 699
For more information contact: Tania Crockett, Cumbria BogLIFE Community Engagement Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org; 07881 255343; 02080 262189