News from Conigre Mead

'Peter's Shed'

We have now laid some railway sleepers in the reserve as a base for our new shed. The shed is partly financed by a donation from Jo Mowday in memory of her late husband Peter Mowday and his friend and mentor Helen Brotherton, who were both passionate about wildlife conservation and Natural History education. Peter Mowday was well known in Melksham as a former head teacher of the Aloeric School. He was an imaginative teacher and used to take his pupils to the Nature Reserve for all kinds of lessons. He taught Maths there, using the Reserve as a resource and a tool, as well as looking at and recording the wildlife that he and the children found.
The Conigre Mead Volunteers are most grateful for this wonderful gift - we hope Peter would have approved. We eagerly await its arrival.

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