Read about the life and work of the Attingham Wardens

Attingham Park is a National Trust property comprising of an 18th Century mansion set in a Repton landscape; the Park and wider Estate includes a deer park, walled garden, several miles of the rivers Severn and Tern, extensive farmland and woodlands.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Books and Ben

Rhododendron ponticum

Another busy week - we have been fixing loose posts in the deer park, running taster days for applicants for a new training programme, preparing the riverside path for the new fishing season, putting up the marquees for this weekend's book fair and burning rhododendron in the deer park.

The training programme is called Passport to Your Future and is looking to recruit a trainee for twelve months from a non traditional background and give someone a chance to start working with the Trust and building the skills to work towards becoming a warden or gardener. The taster days have been a chance for potential applicants to come and experience Attingham and see what sort of work we do. The position will start in September so watch this space.

Next year, victory will be mine... mwahahaha
This weekend the bookshop volunteers will running the annual book fayre and the new fishing season starts so I'm expecting a lot of visitors. We sell day and season fishing tickets and throughout the season we will be patrolling the river, checking tickets and fishing licences.

It's a bit of a sad week as it's Ben Harwood's last week at Attingham - he has a fantastic new job in the Trust and we wish him all the best, but he will be missed! Ben has held a variety of roles in his time at Attingham - you may have seen him in regency costume around the House, running events and he is responsible for pioneering social networking at the property. I'm hoping he will still be around for this years Mad Jacks Five race - he beat me last year and I want another chance...
Good luck Ben!

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