CPRE Norfolk attends a very Royal Norfolk Show
CPRE Norfolk spent 2 enjoyable days at this year’s Royal Norfolk Show held at the showground in Easton on the 28th and 29th June 2023. Sited in the countryside area of the show, next to the Norfolk Wildlife Trust, CPRE Norfolk’s welcoming stand was hosted by staff and volunteer trustees.
Visitors to the stand had the opportunity of becoming a Countryside King or Queen by making a ‘Countryside Crown’ from recycled packaging and items gathered from a member’s garden.
Guests were also invited to add their comments on a board that asked, ‘What do you consider to be the biggest threat to the Norfolk countryside?’ and ‘What is your favourite place to visit in the Norfolk Countryside?’. Answers to the first question included ‘Pollution’, ‘Loss of Productive Farmland’, ‘Road Building & Traffic Pressures’ and ‘Deforestation’. Favourite places in the Norfolk countryside included Whitlingham Countryside Park, Holkham and Cromer beaches and the Brecks.
Despite only catching a fleeting glimpse of the Show’s very special royal guest, the Prince of Wales, Prince William, spirits were lifted during the rain in the morning of the 29th by a brass band as they marched by the CPRE Norfolk stand.
Most of all though we enjoyed talking with the many visitors to the stand, all of whom had a real affinity with the wildlife and special countryside that makes up Norfolk.