(April 1991) Harry Williams / Lambs Pool Nature reserve

This Five Acre reserve was given to the Berks. Bucks & Oxon Naturalist Trust by Mr & Mrs J.A. Lamb of Sibford Ferris. It is also named in memory of Harry Williams who was its manager until his death in 1987.

Since great emphasis is now being put on wetland conservation by all conservation societies, not only in this country, but in Europe also, such a reserve as this one is of great importance.

As well as the preservation of areas where wildlife is known to be threatened, the trust also liaises with farmers and landowners to encourage and advise them in nature conservation on their own land. It also, through the “Watch” Groups instructs and encourages children in the protection and preservation of wildlife.

On May 12th the foxholes reserve near Kingham holds its open day. This is an excellent opportunity to see at first hand the work of the Trust on 100 acre woodland reserve. Guided walks, teas and other attractions for children provide an excellent outing for the family. On 22nd June Mr & Mrs Henbrey of Virginia Cottage are kindly holding a coffee morning. For details of these events or of BBONT itself please contact the manager of Lambs Pool Reserve Bill Crabtree, or the Warden Tony Skeath.

Tony Partridge