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The Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Bidston Hill will take place during the afternoon of Monday 15th May at Tam O’Shanter Urban Farm. The formal business of the AGM will be preceded at 12:30pm by a guided walk of Bidston Hill (weather permitting), returning to the farm by 1:45 pm. All welcome. The AGM itself starts at 2 pm. The formal business (including election of office bearers) will be followed by an illustrated lecture by Peter France on “Viking Wirral and the search for the site of the Battle of Brunanburh”.
Halloween. Seven o’clock in the evening. Well dark. Misty. I was on my way to Bidston Village and I was late. I decided to take a short cut over the hill and down to the village that way. Although I knew the hill well, I felt disorientated. Where was I? Was I still on the right track? Then I noticed a strange light in the distance ahead of me. As I approached it, I found there was a group of ghostly figures sitting in a circle around a blazing fire in a brazier that looked suspiciously like a witches’ cauldron. Then a voice called out: “Fear not. Hale and welcome. … Continue reading
Friday Group Each week we have a Friday Group that do various tasks on Bidston Hill, organised by our local Ranger. So if you have some time to spare and don’t mind getting ‘stuck in’, why not come along at around 10.00am on a Friday morning? We meet at the Tam O’Shanter Farm and have a cup of tea and a friendly chat before starting work. Tasks include; litter picking, pruning of trees, shrubs and gorse, path maintenance and a whole lot more. We are a friendly lot and you will be providing a very useful contribution to the work done by our volunteers. We hold various events as well … Continue reading
On Saturday 5th March, about 25 volunteers took part in an all-day Spring clean of Bidston Hill and Flaybrick Cemetery. The national “Clean for the Queen” weekend provided a convenient excuse, not that any was needed. March is a great time of year for a a clean-up of Bidston Hill, before the spring growth makes a lot of the rubbish too hard to get at. Fortunately the weather was clear, although some of the paths were still muddy from recent rains. The volunteers gathered at Tam O’Shanter Farm to collect litter-pickers, refuse sacks, and maps of the area to be covered. Bidston Hill alone covers 100 acres, and our brave … Continue reading
If you’ve been up on Bidston Hill lately, you might have noticed new posts for the Heritage Trail. Many of the old ones had become rotten and needed replacing. The new hardwood posts are thicker, and should last longer. Over the next week or two, the blue plaques and the QR codes will be mounted on the new posts. In other news, we are please to announce that the Bidston Hill Heritage Trail is now available on smartphones, via a new app called Geotourist. The Geotourist app is free to download and use, but your network may charge for data. We have posted more information about the Geotourist version of … Continue reading
This year, the Bidston Hill Windmill will be open to the public on the first Saturday of each month from April to September. This is different to last year, when we opened the windmill on the second Saturday of the month. The bats have already moved out, so do come along on Saturday, 5th April. Doors open at 10 am. Last entry 11:44. Entry is free. Height restrictions apply.
Due to the unseasonable cold spell in early spring, the bats have not yet left their winter residence in the windmill. So the windmill will not be opened to the public today (13 April 2013). Sorry for any inconvenience.