TDCS attends TameFest -
TDCS supported the second annual TameFest, run by Tame Valley Wetlands on Saturday, 28th May 2016. The event was held at Kingsbury Water Park. We had a stall to talk to people about our work, and the heritage of Tamworth and the surrounding villages. As part of our partnership approach with organisations with similar aims, we also promoted the town's tourist guides.
The event attracted 1500 visitors and amongst the attractions were performances by Coleshill Town Band, Ansley Morris Dancers and Tamworth Shoebox Theatre.
Kingsbury Water Park is another gem of the Tamworth District with 15 lakes and pools formed by quarrying, which now support a variety of water fowl and other wildlife, and it also has an abundance of trees. In the 600 acre country park there are interesting walks, an information centre, cafe, a miniature steam railway, and a model boating club. A short walk out of the park, across the River Tame, affords impressive views of the manor house of Kingsbury Hall, which lies close to the ancient Kingsbury Parish Church.
Next year Tamefest will be held at the confluence of the rivers Tame and Anker in Tamworth Castle Grounds. The Tame Valley Wetlands (Landscape Partnership) Scheme, funded to run from 2014 to 2018, is doing a great job of restoring, conserving, enhancing and promoting the wetlands landscape along the course of the River Tame from Birmingham to Tamworth. TDCS is delighted to have built a great working relationship with TVW staff ever since they came along to support our Public Launch last September.
RELEASE: 28th May 2016
The railway appeals to all ages (photo by Tina Williams)
Kingsbury Hall high on its hill (photo by Jill Wood)
"Swan Lake" (photo by Susan Biggs)
David and Jill admire one of the lakeside walkways (photo by Tina Williams)
We were told that the Ansley Morris Dancers started out as a ladies' keep-
An atmospheric pool (photo by Tina Williams)
The TDCS Stall (photo by Susan Biggs)