The Wassail – 2018
In the new year, 7th January, 2018 there will be a Wassail held in the Pleasaunce. It is the traditional time of year to “Drink to the Fruit Trees” in the two orchards we have in the park.
Starting at 12 noon with a glass of mulled cider (or just a hot drink) we will follow the procession and walk through the park to the orchards and tie ribbons on the trees. There will be some folk music, story telling and a craft tent for children to make crowns.
Come and join in the fun from 12 noon to 3pm.
Trafalgar Day – 2017
If you interested in attending the THE TRAFALGAR DAY ACT OF REMEMBRANCE, it will be held on SATURDAY 22nd October 2017 at 12 noon in the East Greenwich Pleasaunce.
It is being organised by the Revd Dr John Philpott-Howard who is the assistant priest at Christ Church on Trafalgar Road, assisted by Revd Andrew Woodward-Russell.
Summer Festival 2017
The 2016 Summer Festival was held on June 5th, noon to 5pm. and was a great success. Bands and groups played all afternoon and the Greenwich Morris Dancers and Exit Arts performed for us. There were stalls, a huge Art Marquee and refreshments on offer.
The children’s entertainment included Sports Taster Sessions for all ages from Proinfinity and the under fives had loads to do up at the Bridge and were entertained in the dog free zone by More2Childcare.
The Art Marquee was packed with paintings, Mudlarking finds, pottery and wood turning, all from local artists. If you would like to exhibit next year, please get in touch.
We are also in the process of booking the groups, bands and entertainers for 2017 so please get in touch if your interested.
Please email us to: firstname.lastname@example.org reference: Summer Festival 2017
Friends of Westcombe Woodlands
This is the wood on the steep slope south of Maze Hill station and between Vanbrugh Hill and Maze Hill and they had an Open Day back in May. If your interested in further details contact PIP, Planting in the Pleasaunce through this site.
Every week in the warm(ish) months
Each week during the warmer months of the year, usually on Sundays around 10am, the orchard volunteers water the young fruit trees to help them grow in their vulnerable early years.
If you’d like to help, contact us via PIP’s Facebook group or you can find people with watering cans in hand, most Sunday mornings.