Afternoon tea in the sunshine

15 August, afternoon tea with the Committee at Pembroke lodge, Richmond Park.

After a long break, the Society Summer Picnic returned. The weather was kind to us and we had ample seating outside. While we appreciate not all can make it to day time events, sufficient could and we look forward to doing it again next year.

Lovely views and fancy cakes

Richmond Park has a fascinating history spanning almost four centuries since its enclosure by Charles I in 1637 as a Royal hunting ground. Whilst unpopular at the time, the physical enclosure of the Park in Royal ownership has protected it from the creeping encroachment of an ever-growing urban London, thus creating one of the finest urban parks in the world.