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Millichope Park

The roadshow team rolls into Shropshire to visit the Millichope Park event.

The park was created in the 18th century. The current house was built in 1840, and there were improvements to the grounds at that time. It served as a boys' boarding school from 1948 to 1962, when it was leased by Shropshire Council from the present owners - the Bury family. There has been substantial development of the gardens after 1968.

Set in the beautiful surroundings of Millichope Estate in Shropshire the Countryside Foundation for Education Schools day was another great learning experience for pupils and teachers alike all arriving on coaches from the surrounding district.

Approximately 200 pupils from a number of schools split into groups and were treated to presentations from the Forestry Department, a Gundog demonstration, Fly fishing, the Walled garden, Tree recognition and Gamekeeping.

This was different though in that whilst we got time to talk about the role of the keeper we went on to give everyone a ‘Taste of Game’ thanks to the generosity of Wayne Tuffin from Willo Game and a local deli. Most of the children and some of the teachers had never tried game to eat but almost all thought it was delicious, in fact we were almost down to our last sausage by the time the day was over.

Teachers were given a recipe book each to take away, packed with delicious recipes with which to try game again in the future.

Another successful day for the Estate and the Educational Trust.

Beautiful Millichope house & gardens
NGO ET stand in Millichope gardens
Beautiful grounds
The beautiful Millichope gardens
Brian answering questions
Brian explaining Game for eating..before the tasting!
Another group listens to Brian's wisdom

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