Author: tparki

  • HCS Website up and running again

    After a long absence the Conservation Society website is running again. The prolonged absence was caused by my host’s unilateral action in moving me to a new platform and leaving me to pick up the pieces! The Conservation Society itself is in prolonged hibernation although I continue to act as webmaster and contact person. If […]

  • Proposal for Neptune

    The 18th century statue of Neptune which graced the front of the Great House until 1810 is currently lying in the grounds of Woodstock School in Rectory Gardens. This was how he was in 2001: Unfortunately the statue has been mishandled since then and is now in a broken state. We now have a proposal […]

  • Rescuing the Wilderness

    [ngg_images source=”galleries” container_ids=”11″ display_type=”photocrati-nextgen_basic_thumbnails” override_thumbnail_settings=”0″ thumbnail_width=”100″ thumbnail_height=”75″ thumbnail_crop=”1″ images_per_page=”20″ number_of_columns=”0″ ajax_pagination=”0″ show_all_in_lightbox=”0″ use_imagebrowser_effect=”0″ show_slideshow_link=”1″ slideshow_link_text=”[Show as slideshow]” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]The part of Crow Lane Green Spaces that lies within the Conservation Area is that bounded by Hazel Brook, Henbury Road and the boundary of Henbury Court Primary school playing fields. It is known locally […]

  • Goram returns

    2016 sees the return of  a Goram Fair to Blaise Castle Estate on Saturday 30th July between 10:00 and 18:00 with free entry. An information sheet is attached and you can find out more on If anyone can date the attached photos please contact via  

  • December 2015 update

    Henbury Conservation Society is still functioning despite the lack of anyone willing to act as Chair. Tim Parkinson acts as secretary and maintains the web site (occasionally!) and Andrew Chugg looks after the monies. During the year Jill Campbell motivated a small team to really tidy up the forgotten triangle at the foot of Church […]

  • Henbury Dynasties by Marguerite Tonkin

    We have plenty of stock of Marguerite’s third book about people and places in the Henbury area, This is available at £2.50 ea for collection locally or £5 postage free for a single copy. To order please complete and submit the form below [contact-form to=’’ subject=’Henbury Dynasties’][contact-field label=’Name’ type=’name’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Email’ type=’email’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’No of […]

  • Village Party December 2014

    Organised by Kim and Greg Ashdown-Hoare the fun starts at 7:00 pm on Saturday, 20th December.

  • AGM minutes and annual report

    Here is Chris Carroll’s report : Chair’s review of 2013-14 And the AGM minutes : AGM Minutes20141015

  • Henbury Court in 1908

    An image from the Know your Place Vaughan postcard project. Henbury Court was demolished in the 1950s.

  • The Great House and Neptune

    Andrew Chugg’s illustrated talk on the history of The Great House was full of interesting facts. He has kindly made his slides available and they can be found here . And the good news is that I have located Neptune in the grounds of Woodstock School. Andrew and I are working on the next steps […]

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