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Events for 2018

The Great Lake Race
This year’s race took place on Sunday 6th May. We saw several boats that had wintered in the loft, having competed last year, together with new boats all
joining the fleet. The event was great fun and enjoyed by all the adults although there were one or two tears regarding boats which mimicked submarines. All wreckage was retrieved, and no debris was left in the Lake.
Great thanks to the organisers

The 5th Annual Jazz in the Park
Book the date in your diaries and plan those picnics.
This year's event was on Saturday 7th July and despite England's semi-final was well attended with many families joining after the match to enjoy a picnic, They were entertained by "Nimrod and the Meadows", "The Law", "Drew Levi" and "John Summerton with Abacus"
The Dawn Chorus
Neil Sumner a local wildlife expert led a small group helping a group to identify some of our birds and their songs.

A Potted History of Lake Meadows
An illustrated talk will be given on the history of Lake Meadows touching on the land, the people and the Park up to the present.
This was held on Tuesday June 26th 7.30pm whe the Friend's secretary gave an informal talk which was informative and sparked anecdotes from those attending.
Tree Talk and Walk
Lake Meadows is very lucky in having a wonderful collection of trees. These go from the old oaks which marked the ancient field boundaries to many speciomen trees planted in the last century. If you want to learn more about our trees  do consider joining us on Tuesday 3rd July.
Those attending enjoyed the walk in lovely weather and as we left an amazing sunset was forming
Lets Go Batty!
Peter Cloughton, Essex Bat Group, has again agreed to give us a talk about our bats and then  to take us round the Park to see and hear them as the sun sets. This will be on Tuesday 21st August. Booking wiil be required.
Fully Booked

It is really exciting to hear the bats flying over the lake and then to pick them up in your torch beam.
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