The Story of my Great-Grandfather Daniel George Thorn (1841-1934)
by Graham William Thorne
Another fascinating and personal history account of the Central Chilterns, shared by Graham William Thorne, one of our amazing Woodlander’s Lives and Landscapes volunteers.
One day, I don’t know why I was struck by a moment of curiosity, I asked my father about my great-grandfather. I had probably just realised that I had one, once. Who had been my grandfather’s father? In fact, where did my grandfather come from? Where therefore did I come from? Does it matter? Probably not, but it can give a person a sense of history and belonging. In the slowly smouldering flame igniting curiosity, a time came when he and his life and family became real…Read Daniel's story
The Heart of the Chilterns: Volunteers #6, Susan Holmes, Woodlanders Lives Researcher
Hazel spent a year learning butterfly, bird and plants identification and survey methodology with the 'Tracking the Impact' project.
Historic England and AONBs sign joint statement to conserve and celebrate iconic historic environment
England’s AONBs and Historic England have signed a joint statement outlining their ambition and intent to work together to conserve and enhance the historic and cultural environment of England’s 34 AONBs.
Celebrating the Chilterns in literature – a new collection of ten tales
The Chilterns will soon have its own collection of stories celebrating the diverse cultural and natural heritage of the AONB.