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RWPT Annual General Meeting 2008

The Trust's 2008 AGM was held on Thursday 20th November at the Bunch of Carrots, Hampton Bishop, Hereford, at 7.30 p.m.

Following the AGM there was an excellent presentation on The Lugg at Hampton Court, Herefordshire, by Catherine Beale, author of Champagne and Shambles and the Guide to Hampton Court, who  took us over the development of the site over the centuries, including the river's exploitation by Lord Coningsby in the late 17th century fir features in his spectacular gardens. In the mid 19th century the Arkwright family brought their unparalleled knowledge of water power to bear on the same site, while simultaneously enjoying the simpler pleasures of boating, raising trout, and fishing. Today the Lugg is once again supplying power, this time to the National Grid.

After the presentation there was an enjoyable reception with light refreshments.

Simon Dereham, Catherine Beale, David Lovelace

 

Chamapgne and Shambles book cover

 

The River Wye Preservation Trust, 35 Link Road, Hereford, HR1 1BG