Thursday 11 December 2014

The Barnet Eye Advent Calendar - Thursday 11th December

Today is the 11th Day of Advent. Today we look at the Welsh Harp. Here is a video from 1928 featuring the Duchess of York. The Welsh Harp is the jewel in the crown of Barnet, area of open water, home to much wildlife, sea cadets, sailing clubs and nature lovers!

Today our charity is the Welsh Harp Conservation group. It does what it says on the tin! If you love our locality, that is all you need to know

This is what their website says

The Brent reservoir, or 'Welsh Harp' as it is more commonly known, is situated on the borders of the London boroughs of Brent and Barnet. The site is frequently considered for development, and the need for a body dedicated to preserving its current status as a SSSI and an important breeding site for wildfowl has been demonstrated with alarming frequency.
The Welsh Harp Conservation Group (WHCG) was formed in 1972, and works in close liaison with both Brent and Barnet councils. It was formed to protect the area, not only as a habitat for a variety of birdlife and rare species of flora, but in the interests of public recreation.

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