Afternoon tea in the sunshine

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

A second return after a long break, the Society Summer Picnic again enjoyed good weather and with ample seating outside. While we appreciate not all can make it to day time events, a pleasant time was had by all who came.

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.