Poppies in the fields next to The Greenway
Opening of The Greenway
Saturday started at 10.30 for the 11.00am launch at the Radwell Meadow location where a variety of invited guests including our local MP Oliver Heald, author Mervyn Miller, representatives of various organisations, local TV news, and some of the people involved in the planning and development of the Greenway.
Stuart Kenny introduced the project and then invited the special celebrity guest, singer and gardener Kim Wilde ( who lives fairly locally) to officially open the walk
Once the ceremony was done
there was champagne, food and music. By 12.30 most of
the guests had drifted away. Kim off to a performance
in Germany that night, others to their homes leaving
the foundation's PR department, the marshals there to
supervise the traffic, and the guest
I left at just before 2pm, and while we chatting to the marshals at the gate a slow but steady stream of walkers and cars began to arrive.
We returned the next day
(a lovely warm sunny day) and found the area buzzing
with people sitting, walking, picnicking, children
playing on the climbing frame or watching the clown
Monday and the action moves to Standalone Farm. Always busy and today blessed with another sunny day, the place was packed. Everyone had a great time and the music was brilliant. The chip van ran out of chips and the ice cream vans had queues that the vendors normally only dream of (note to the Foundation PR department, well done again but more food concessions next time please).
All the usual attractions
plus a lot more for this climax to the Greenway