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New interpretation panels installed at Stanmore Country Park to tell the Hidden Heritage of the former RAF Base.

New interpretation panels installed at Stanmore Country Park to tell the Hidden Heritage of the former RAF Base.

Thanks to a grant from the Tesco Bags of Help Scheme, the Friends of Stanmore Country Park have teamed up with Shropshire Council’s Outdoor Partnerships Team, a local graphics company and a local historian to design and install new interpretation panels in the Country Park.

Until now there has only been one information board at the park giving very limited information. The new boards number six in total and form a circular walk around the site at different points of interest. We are most grateful to local historian Gwynne Chadwick who runs the RAF Bridgnorth webpage. Gwynne was very helpful in locating where former buildings were on the site and also for providing us with old photographs of the site in RAF days. These photos, together with information about how the site is managed today have been included on the boards to tell the story of the site. Also thanks must go to Kyoti Graphics who designed all the panels and arranged for their manufacture. The boards have a border in RAF colours and also include a map of the site so people can find their way around.

On Sunday 14th May the volunteer group were joined by volunteers from Severn Valley Country Park and installed the boards in the ground. All the boards are designed to be at a height suitable for wheelchair users as the main paths are flat and suitable for wheelchairs. The kissing gates at Stanmore can be opened with a RADAR Key for ease of access.

The Friends of Stanmore meet most moths of the year and carryout conservation work on the site and also hold special events at certain times of year. New volunteers are always welcome!

For more information visit http://www.shropshiresgreatoutdoors.co.uk/site/stanmore-country-park/ and http://www.rafbridgnorth.org.uk/

We are always looking for new volunteers at our country parks,

please call 01746 781192 for further information.

 

Date Posted: 19th June 2017


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