Flanders Moss NNR
Thornhill is the closest village to Flanders Moss and with the strongest ties to the moss and so when they had a community history day it was great to be able to go along and give a talk about the historical landscape of Flanders and the changes that had taken place. Over several hundreds of years local Thornhill people would have been working away daily on the moss, in many places clearing the peat away to get to the more productive clay farmland underneath. This local connection with the moss was lost in the last century and people have only recently been reconnected with the moss when we opened the boardwalk and viewing tower.
The event was very well attended and really nice to see so many people, young and old, keen to find out more about the history of their community and surroundings. And the cake was great as well. Thank you, Thornhill for having me.