Notts: Treswell Woodland shows proves big success

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The annual Treswell Woodland show proved a big success with hundreds of people turning up on the day.

The event which was organised by Nottingham Wildlife Trust was atttended by about 400 people.

Many of the visitors celebrated the day by taking part in a range of traditional woodland crafts.

On the day, nine-year-old Emma Biggs took the title of ‘Faggot Clenching Champion’ and she took home the coveted hand crafted cup.

A faggot is a bunch of sticks tied or ‘clenched’ together and is used as a fuel source for traditional fired bread ovens and kilns. The faggots made during the competition will be used by a potter in the area to fire his kiln next year.

A spokesperson for the Wildlife Trust said: “We’ve a long history of woodland shows at Treswell, but this was by far one of our best events.”

“It was great to see so many people visiting for a showcase of good woodland management and traditional crafts.”

The Woodland show is an opportunity for people to learn about the woodland’s history and wildlife.