Protecting & Improving our Green Spaces
17th May 2017
As part of the consultations for the Neighbourhood Plan, the NP Forum and the Civic Society’s Environment Group are seeking residents’ views on Addingham’s green spaces, including how they could be improved for people and wildlife. You can pick up a questionnaire at the Civic Society AGM/Speaker Meeting, or alternatively, you can complete the survey online: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RW6XHCM. It will just take a few minutes of your time, many thanks.
The bold numbers on the map in red refer to questions on the survey. To view this map in an enlargeable PDF form click here.
Our Speaker for May: Andrew Lund talked about the Wrecks of Scapa Flow
11th May 2017
Andrew was born and raised in Ilkley. His career as a Chartered Loss Adjuster for over 40 years took him to various parts of the country and overseas. Looking for something interesting to do after retirement he took up scuba diving and developed an interest in shipwrecks. One of the world’s renowned wreck diving locations is Scapa Flow off the north of Scotland where the German High Seas Fleet was scuttled at the end of the First World War. Andrew’s talk looked at the events leading up to that momentous day, the salvage efforts which followed and the wrecks which still lie at the bottom of the Flow. Andrew’s talk was well received by a near capacity audience. We learnt a lot about the history of the end of WW1. Unknown to us all was the fact that that technically the war didn’t finish. After the cease fire, it just fizzled out in the mire of months of armistice talks.