Members may be interested in the following event at the Wilmslow Guild
70 YEARS OF NATIONAL PARKS IN BRITAIN
FRIDAY 29 NOVEMBER 2019
In the UK there are 15 members in the National Park family, which are protected areas because of their beautiful countryside, wildlife and cultural heritage.2019 marks 70 years since the 1949 Act of Parliament was passed which established the family of National Parks in England and Wales that we know and love. This was the result of decades of dedicated struggle including mass protests and political lobbying. It means that today the most beautiful countryside in England and Wales has the strongest levels of protection. People live and work in the national parks and the farms, villages and towns are protected along with the landscape and wildlife.
The lecture will investigate some of these parks and will concentrate on the geological background and geographical processes which mould the individual landscapes as well as investigating the social and historical aspects of the selected parks and the prominent functional role tourism plays.
Venue Wilmslow Guild
Time 19:30 – 21:30
Tutor John King
Tickets are available from the Wilmslow Guild and you can also book online via their website Wilmslow Guild