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AGM and Members’ Weekend, Preston Montford Field Studies Centre, Shrewsbury

Start:
September 2
End:
September 5
Location:
Preston Montford FSC
SY4 1DX
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Accommodation is available at the Field Studies Centre. There are 47 bedrooms most of which are en-suite. There are 13 bedrooms on the ground floor level.
We will have exclusive use of the accommodation for Friday – Sunday nights although there may be some day bookings which will use some or the classrooms.

For three nights stay, the residential package will be £227 for shared occupancy per person, £257 for single occupancy per person. This includes dinner, bed and breakfast Friday, Saturday and Sunday and a packed lunch on the Sunday and Monday, as well as self-service unlimited tea and coffee with one serving of afternoon cake per person on the Saturday and Sunday.

 

The buffet lunch on Saturday will be £9.00 per person

 

If you are not staying for all three nights, the rate is £75 per person per night for shared occupancy and £85 per person per night single occupancy. This includes dinner, bed and breakfast and on the Sunday or Monday, a packed lunch.

 

Accommodation is also available on Thursday and Monday nights.

Bed and Breakfast (Thursday/Monday) £50 per person per night

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast (Thursday/Monday) £65 per person per night.

To book accommodation, contact Preston Montford after Monday 10th January, stating that you are part of the WFS Weekend, either by ringing 01743 852040 or emailing enquiries.pm@field-studies-council.org

For those travelling by train, there is a station in Shrewsbury, 4.5 miles from Preston Montford. There aren’t sufficient numbers for the Field Studies Centre to provide transport, but there are taxis available at the station, or they can be booked in advance.  Cost approximately £15 – £20. Taxi sharing can be arranged nearer the time where possible.

If you have any queries, please contact Sheila Wynn, wfs.gensec@gmail.com, or phone 01200 425813

Field Meeting Programme:  2022 WFS Annual Members’ Meeting Schedule

The weekend field trips include the grounds of Preston Montford, the Old River Bed at Shrewsbury, the Montgomery Canal to look at the water and emergent plants or Llanymynech Quarry.

On Monday, we will visit Ironbridge Gorge, Telford. There will be a walk led by Martin Godfrey, to look at the ferns of Benthall Edge Wood, which has good paths although these are steep in places. For those who prefer more level terrain, there will be the option of a flatter walk in the woods.

After the AGM on Saturday afternoon, there will be a talk by Jonathan Drori, entitled, ‘Around the World in 80 Plants’. Jonathan (who is a member of the WFS) takes a trip across the globe, bringing to life the science of plants by revealing how their worlds are inextricably entwined with our own history, culture and folklore. For more information about Jonathan, visit his website, http://www.jondrori.co.uk/

 

Full details will be circulated with the summer issue of magazine and can be downloaded here.

2022 WFS Annual Members’ Meeting Schedule

2022 WFS AGM Agenda

Important information about Annual Members' Meeting

  • Field meetings are open to all members of the Society. Guests may also attend meetings. Children are welcome but remain the responsibility of parents/guardians at all times.
  • Leaders have received updated procedures and recommendations to ensure the safety of members on meetings with regard to Covid-19. These include maintaining social distancing and perhaps limiting numbers at a meeting depending on terrain.
  • To receive monthly updates with details about availability of places or changes to arrangements in meetings and information about extra meetings, sign up for the WFS Alerts system.
  • Please DO NOT bring dogs as many field meetings are held in nature reserves or where there are grazing animals. Registered guide dogs may be exempt from this requirement, unless they are prohibited by the landowners. Please check with the meeting organiser.
  • Transport and accommodation is the responsibility of the attendee. However, members who do not drive or who have difficulty in reaching the starting point should contact the leader, whose details you will be given when you book, to see if transport might be available.
  • Please arrive promptly for the meeting. If you have traffic problems let the leader know so they can advise on the route and how you can find the group.
  • When you arrive at the meeting, park considerately, act responsibly, bearing in mind the Countryside Code, and stay with the group. Always inform the leader if you must leave before the end of a meeting.
  • Packed lunches are usually required and need to be carried.
  • All those attending Wild Flower Society field meetings do so at their own risk.

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