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Fri, 06 Oct

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Andover

Hawk Conservancy Trust - Wildebeest in the Potting Shed

An Evening Talk with Trust Founder and Life President, Ashley Smith

Hawk Conservancy Trust - Wildebeest in the Potting Shed
Hawk Conservancy Trust - Wildebeest in the Potting Shed

Time & Location

06 Oct 2023, 18:30 – 07 Oct 2023, 21:30

Andover, Sarson Ln, Andover SP11 8DY, UK

About the event

Doors open: 6:30pm | Event commences: 7pm

With heart-warming and humorous stories, Ashley Smith shares tales of some of the people, mammals and birds that have been involved with the Trust from its early days as a wildlife park, up to its current standing as an award-winning tourist attraction.

It was Ashley’s parents, Reg and Hilary Smith, who bought Sarson Farm (the site of the Trust) in the 1950s. In 1965, the year Ashley was born, it became Weyhill Zoo. Ashley worked there as a child after school and at weekends and started full-time at 16. He’s seen the Trust achieve many great things but he’s especially proud of the National Bird of Prey Hospital™ and the creation of Reg’s Wildflower Meadow, both in memory of his parents.

Nowadays, Ashley lives in Scotland where he follows his passion to watch Golden and White-tailed Eagles.

Tickets: £19.50 – includes tea/coffee and cake served during the interval.

FUNDRAISING EVENT – Your ticket will support the charitable work of the Hawk Conservancy Trust

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