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Evelyn200 First Tuesday: Edwin Malins - The Great North Wood

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Festa sul Prato

222 Trundleys Road

London

SE8 5JE

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Edwin Malins is a Great North Wood Project Officer with London Wildlife Trust, working on a four-year Heritage Lottery Funded project to raise awareness of this historic landscape and restore remaining fragments of the woodland across south London.

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About The Great North Wood

The Great North Wood stretched from Selhurst at its southern limit to Deptford near the Thames in the north, trees such as sessile oak and hornbeam dominated the Wood. Throughout the Middle Ages it had a history of strong ownership by local people and was managed for timber (including shipbuilding), charcoal, tannin (for Bermondsey’s leather-making industries), as well as firewood. The Industrial Revolution and the Enclosure Acts from the late 18th Century onwards led to the Great North Wood losing its economic validity, and much of it was partitioned and sold off for housing development.

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Festa sul Prato is a cafe/restaurant in Folkestone Gardens. The licensed bar will be open at costs and a selection of free cold meats and antipasti will be available.

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