Just over a century ago, communities across the country – and indeed the world – were mourning their dead after the horror of the 1914-1918 Great War and considering how they could best be commemorated.
The ancient practice of coppicing is regularly carried out in woodland on the Estate, providing a sustainable timber source as well as creating a diverse range of habitats. It’s also now helping children at a local special school, which was in need of a little help with its new sensory garden project.
We recently welcomed reporter Jo Burn from BBC Radio Kent, who joined us for what is always an exciting day on the Estate. As part of our ongoing barn owl box project, Mark Pritchard from the Medway Valley Countryside Partnership visited us to check on our boxes.
As part of a long standing relationship with the Medway Valley Countryside Partnership, new barn owl boxes have been put up in carefully selected locations around the Estate. It’s hoped the birds will use them to lay eggs and raise their young.
An ancient practice which provides a constant, sustainable source of timber and creates a diverse range of habitats for insects, birds, wildlife and plants, is being kept alive on the Hadlow Estate in Kent.
In Five Oak Green, the Memorial Cottages built after the Great War of 1914-18 once again proudly display wreathes of poppies in honour of the men of the parish who died in both world wars.
After a career spanning five decades and mirroring that of his late grandfather, Hadlow Estate Foreman Mick Cheesman is hanging up his tools for the final time.
The Hadlow Estate has pieced together, from a variety of sources, including local historian Robin Hollamby, details of the day a German Messerschmitt was downed on its land near Tudeley and would be interested to hear from anyone who has any further information.
Expert local craftsmen are keeping tradition alive in Kent as they revive and restore the iconic red Kent peg tiles which adorn several of the listed buildings on the Hadlow Estate.
Staff at the Bank Farm Livery Stables in Tudeley, Kent, have been going the extra mile for the horses in their care - and their owners - during the Covid-19 lockdown.