A Platinum Tree in the Centenary Field

March 11th: Planting a beautiful evergreen oak at the edge of Oakham’s Centenary Field to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee, with Deputy Mayor Jean Denyer , as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy. Thanks to ⁦Oakham Town.

A historical lecture on a ruler…

This was a World War 1 wooden ruler!

February 26th: Thanks to Adam Lowe for bringing to life Lt Richard Farrer’s service and death in WW1 in the 5th Leicestershire; including some physical momentoes of his life (such as his Army ruler and prismatic compass). This was a fascinating free talk in Uppingham. More talks to come.

Oakham Daffodil Trail

February 26th: Spring has sprung! I was glad to launch Oakham in bloom’s daffodil trail from Rutland ‘s Duke of Edinburgh Memorial orchard at the Rutland Showground. Thanks to all volunteers who make Oakham beautiful with plantings.