We were very pleased to welcome so many people to our exhibition at the Old Chapel on Saturday, 15th October, showcasing Chislehurst Commons. We knew it would be eye-catching, thanks to the photographic skills of Don Drage and Peter Edwards who provided many of the pictures. We hope that the displays were interesting and informative.,

Chislehurst Common is the green space on our doorstep that helps to make Chislehurst such a pleasant and attractive place to live. It is a backdrop to our daily comings and goings. Our aim, when planning the day, was to enable people to find out a bit more about it –  its history, how it has changed over time, who owns it, how it is managed, the work involved in maintaining it, and the varied wildlife that make their home in the different habitats contained within the boundaries. We also want everyone to love and value it as much as we do.

The guided walks to Prickend Pond with Jonathan, our very knowledgeable and enthusiastic Head Keeper, were a highlight of the day. They gave people a chance to ask questions actually on site, and to see some of the developments that have taken place there over recent years.

It was lovely for us to have the opportunity to meet and talk to new people as well as to old friends, and we all had a thoroughly enjoyable day.

The Trustees of Chislehurst Commons host a number of events through the year, and we hope to see you at some of them in the future. The next guided walk is on Wednesday 9th November.

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