Friends of Sutton Park Association Diary of Events

Please note that the walks listed below may cross uneven ground and rough terrain. Please wear suitable footwear. All FOSPA events are free of charge and open to non-members, excepting the AGM which is for members only.

We look forward to seeing you.

 

Archaeological Walk led by Dr. Mike Hodder

Date: October 8, 2022
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Boldmere Gate car park

Archaeological Walk led by Dr. Mike Hodder: Saturday 08 October 10.00. from Boldmere Gate car park – This will include medieval boundaries, Holly Hurst and remains of a First World War camp.

As with all Fospa walks, there will be no charge for these events. As some of you will know, parts of the Park can be very muddy.

A.G.M. – Members only

Date: April 21, 2022
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Panel Room at Park House (Toby Inn) near Town Gate

Historic EnglandA.G.M. – Members only. Thursday 21 April 19.30. in the Panel Room at Park House (Toby Inn) near Town Gate.

Unfortunately, due to testing positive for Covid 19, our Guest Speaker from Historic England is unable to attend.  Instead Fospa President Dr. Mike Hodder will talk of recent archaeological work in the Park, including H.A.T. (Historical, Archaeological, Taskforce) and the WWII camp at Streetly.

Archaeological Walk led by Dr. Mike Hodder

Date: March 26, 2022
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Bracebridge car park

Archaeological Walk led by Dr. Mike Hodder: Saturday 26th March 10.00. from Bracebridge car park – This will include Pool Hollies, sawpits, wood boundaries, a deer park subdivision, and First and Second World War remains.

As with all Fospa walks, there will be no charge for these events. As some of you will know, parts of the Park can be very muddy.

Mothing Nights

Date: March 5, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Various

These events will be led by Moth & Butterfly enthusiast Richard Orton for any queries contact Richard on 07770 378684

05 March 18.00 Jamboree Stone

02 April 19.45 Holly Knoll

07 May 20.45 Wyndley Wood

04 June 21.15 Bracebridge Beach/Crown Gate

02 July 21.30 Jamboree Stone

06 Aug 20.45 Blackroot Bistro

03 Sept 19.45 Milking Gate – Little Bracebridge

01 Oct 18.45 Gumslade

 

Archaeological, Ecological and Historical Walk

Date: January 22, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Town Gate

A New Walk Starting from Town Gate at 10.00. on Saturday 22 January 2022.

In addition to the archaeological aspects by Mike Hodder, there will also be two additional experts – Richard Orton will talk about the ecology, flora and fauna and Marian Baxter about the historical aspects of Sutton Park NNR, lasting approximately two hours, depending on questions and answers, please wear suitable boots or shoes for possibly muddy paths.

Archaeological Walk & More Discoveries

Date: October 2, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Jamboree Stone

Led by Dr. Mike Hodder, Saturday 02 October 10.00. from the Jamboree Stone including site of the ‘Lodge’ Stoney Glade, Darnel Hurst and possibly Streetly Wood

Eco Festival at Streetly Methodist Church

Date: September 25, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Streetly Methodist Church
Flower Potty

Eco Festival 2021

Eco Festival at Streetly Methodist Church

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Heritage Week Archaeological Walk

Date: September 14, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Town Gate

Led by Dr. Mike Hodder Archaeologist, Author and President of FoSpa – Tuesday 14 September 10.00 from Town Gate – Update on latest discoveries in the area

Annual Dawn Chorus – POSTPONED

Date: May 24, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Wyndley Pool

POSTPONED

Led by Robert Skeates, Sunday 24th May meeting 05.30. at Wyndley Pool.

What will we see & hear this year?

ANNUAL A.G.M. – POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Date: April 16, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Panel Room at Park House

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Thursday 16 April 2020 19.30.  
in the Panel Room at Park House (Toby Inn) near Town Gate.
Our Guest Speaker will be Alison Macdonald, Assistant Inspector of Historic Monuments (Midlands). Sutton Park is mostly scheduled ancient monument and is protected by law.