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 buy produce in a lively market atmosphere at what many may think to be enhanced prices which include the buy produce in a lively market atmosphere at what many may think to be enhanced prices which include the
 notorious Bridgford premium. notorious Bridgford premium.
 +
 +===== Lost & Found =====
 +
 +[[lost_found:​20181001|Car Keys - found 1st Oct 2018]]
 +
 +===== News =====
 +[[ News | News & Belated News ]]
  
 ===== Bridgford Park ===== ===== Bridgford Park =====
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 There is now an al fresco coffee outlet on the edge of the old croquet lawn next to the public toilets. The croquet lawn is used for craft markets and the twice monthly farmers market. There is now an al fresco coffee outlet on the edge of the old croquet lawn next to the public toilets. The croquet lawn is used for craft markets and the twice monthly farmers market.
  
-==== News ==== 
-=== Thursday 19th Jan === 
-Two trees were brought down by high winds on Thursday night. Bit of puzzle really in my garden the other side of wooden fence from the park a plastic watering can got blown over and a couple of pieces of litter blew onto the back lawn. More explicable were the trees that came down on the old railway embankment by Bridge Fields. Shallow rooted and covered in ivy there are always one or two trees that come down if the wind gets much stronger than a stiff breeze. 
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-=== Tuesday 12th Sept === 
-{{ http://​photo.fulford.net/​i.php?/​upload/​2018/​01/​24/​20180124185326-a902e556-la.jpg?​192x288}}Many have been puzzled by the bent park gate to the top of Albert Road. The stop flange of the gate had been forced into the '​H'​ channel of the jamb preveting it from opening. I believe the gate was rammed by a golf cart trapped inside the park and here's why. 
  
-I was playing tennis under portable floodlights during an Active Ace training session when a young man came racing down to the gate in a golf buggy. He was dissappointed to find that the gate was locked. He asked the tennis coach if he knew how he could get out. "​I'​ve stolen this cart and the police are chasing me". After this exchanged he turned around and headed for the Albert Road gate at speed. Very soon after he came back stopped the cart in front of the left hand gate to the footpath between Bridgford Road and Edward Road and jumped over. When the police turned up they knew nothing of the stolen cart and said they wern't chasing anyone but had had a report of damage at the park. Presumbably not local lads they had no idea where the nearest golf clubs were. I volunteered Edwalton Golf Club and a card found in the cart appeared to confirm this. 
 ==== Flora ==== ==== Flora ====
 === Fruit Trees === === Fruit Trees ===
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 There are a number of outdoor exercise groups including mums, bums and tums that meet regularly in park.There is also a circuit of rude exercise equipment located around the park which empirical evidence would suggest is rarely used. There are a number of outdoor exercise groups including mums, bums and tums that meet regularly in park.There is also a circuit of rude exercise equipment located around the park which empirical evidence would suggest is rarely used.
  
-[[sport:​tennis:​activeace|Activeace]] provided tots and children'​s tennis coaching on Saturday mornings, almost whatever the weather and there are adult classes during the week and at weekends. There is a free [[https://​www.eventbrite.co.uk/​e/​west-bridgford-social-tennis-nottingham-tickets-29198865593|social tennis]] evening throughout the year on Thursday evenings organised by the players themselves. With only two courts now available numbers ​are restricted so would be attenders ​are asked to [[https://​www.eventbrite.co.uk/​e/​west-bridgford-social-tennis-nottingham-tickets-29198865593|book]] first. ​+[[sport:​tennis:​activeace|Activeace]] provided tots and children'​s tennis coaching on Saturday mornings, almost whatever the weather and there are adult classes during the week and at weekends. There used to be a free [[https://​www.eventbrite.co.uk/​e/​west-bridgford-social-tennis-nottingham-tickets-29198865593|social tennis]] evening throughout the year on Thursday evenings organised by the players themselves. With only two courts now available numbers ​were restricted so would be attenders ​were asked to [[https://​www.eventbrite.co.uk/​e/​west-bridgford-social-tennis-nottingham-tickets-29198865593|book]] first. ​ 
 +Unfortunately the social tennis event has been withdrawn I am endeavoring to work with [[ http://​www.activeace.co.uk|Activeace]] to get it reinstated. As Rushcliffe, unlike the City of Nottingham does not fund any public parks tennis it is likely that if we are successful in bringing back social tennis that there will be small charge of perhaps £3 a session. If you would like social tennis to be revived please email [[<​fulford@fulford.net>​|fulford@fulford.net]]. 
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 ==== Park Events ==== ==== Park Events ====
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 [[http://​gallery.fulford.net/​picture.php?/​2818/​category/​130|{{ http://​gallery.fulford.net/​_data/​i/​upload/​2017/​07/​03/​20170703121558-79284e69-la.jpg?​600x400 |Prom in Park 2017 }}]] [[http://​gallery.fulford.net/​picture.php?/​2818/​category/​130|{{ http://​gallery.fulford.net/​_data/​i/​upload/​2017/​07/​03/​20170703121558-79284e69-la.jpg?​600x400 |Prom in Park 2017 }}]]
 +===== Grantham Canal =====
 +33 miles lonh, the Grantham Canal was completed in 1797 with the primary purpose to carry coal from Nottingham to Grantham. Just 33 years later the profits ​ of the canal were under threat from the railways. 1850 saw the opening of the Grantham to Nottingham railway and by 1861 the canal fell under the control of the railway company.
 +
 +A Closure Act was passed in 1936 with the proviso that that a 2 foot level of water must remain. In the 1950s 28 of the bridges over the canal were flattened to facilitate road improvements with the water flow being preserved through concrete pipes. By 1969 with the structure failing the canal became officially "​remaindered.
 +
 +There is now a very active restoration society with ambitions to restore the whole length of the canal to navigability. Meanwhile the stretches of waterway that run through West Bridgford form lush and peaceful habitats spoiled by often difficult and unsightly road crossings.
 +==== Fauna ====
 +There are a pair of swans that return to the Grantham Canal in Lady Bay each year to nest. This year (2018) they have produced nine signets. There were 10 eggs but only 9 hatched. I was luck enough to be around at some of the key stages in the nesting and rearing stages and you can click through the images below to see an awful lot of pictures of these elegant fowl.
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 +|[[http://​photo.fulford.net/​picture.php?/​5109/​category/​250|{{ http://​photo.fulford.net/​_data/​i/​upload/​2018/​05/​15/​20180515230725-bcc7afbd-me.jpg?​360x240 |Counting the eggs 7th May }}]]|[[http://​photo.fulford.net/​picture.php?/​5416/​category/​253|{{ http://​photo.fulford.net/​_data/​i/​upload/​2018/​06/​11/​20180611214646-9c83c68d-sm.jpg?​360x240 |Counting the chicks 17th May }}]]| I was fascinated to learn that it was cob sitting on the eggs and the pen that sought to drive me away. |
 +
 +Other common birds on the canal are Coots, Mallard Ducks, Moorhens and Greylag Geese. On a walk from Radcliffe Road to Morrisons you may expect to see them all. On occasion you may also see a Heron. The Heron has been adopted as the symbol of the Lady Bay area of Bridgford.
 +
  
 ===== Neighborhoods ===== ===== Neighborhoods =====
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