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Out & About: Coppicing Sessions

The new Out & About is ready, so I’ve lifted the listing for Highbury Park. The first one is at short notice, and requires booking, so this announcement may not be of much use to you – but there are…

Pulhamite? What’s That?

“English Heritage is preparing a new publication on Pulhamite and, of course, one of the sites is Highbury Park.” That was the opening line of a short email message from Jenifer White of the Conservation Department at English Heritage. Never…

Tree Planting! Your Ceremony Ideas Wanted

Last summer, past-Chair Bob Blackaby put together a bid for some trees from the Birmingham Trees for Life campaign. Ellen Pisolkar carried it forward upon Bob’s departure, and we are now at the last-but-one part of the process. The informal…

Good News! Historic Survey Action

Just before Christmas we got word that the long-awaited historic survey is in its beginning stages. Fantastic news! We have been chasing this for several years, mainly in an effort to get the necessary funds allocated, and then to get…

Trust Money

One of the Highbury Trust issues has to do with money that could have been collected from the Council for its use of Highbury properties, and which could have gone into upkeep and restoration projects. The response to this point…

Along The Garden Path

The area of woodland to the north of Highbury Park was once laid out as gardens for Highbury Hall. Survey maps from then and now show several looping paths in an area of scattered plantings, a pond, a viewing platform…

Footpath Mapping

Yesterday, while looking for a map of Birmingham, I visited the Open StreetMap page, then noticed that, while the park itself isn’t shown, the southern (Henbury) footpath is marked as an unclassified road. Granted, it is a vehicular access road…