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POSTPONED TO 2021 - BLS AUTUMN MEETING 2020 – Dingestow Court, Monmouthshire

9th October 2020 to 12th October 2020


The Welsh rules around COVID-19 forbid non-'bubble' gatherings in holiday cottages, and it seems highly unlikely given current GB trends that this will relax before the planned October meeting at Dingestow Court.

It has been agreed with our host, Sam Bosanquet, to postpone the meeting until October 2021 (the exact date to be finalised).

COVID19 – The safety and well-being of our members and their communities is our utmost priority. All face-to-face meetings, including Council, Committee and Field Meetings and excursions are temporarily suspended.

The re-instatement of meetings will be dependent upon: Government Advice; the willingness of the accommodation to accept groups; and the ability and willingness of leaders to organise field sites and to attend meetings.


BLS AUTUMN MEETING 2020 – Dingestow Court, Monmouthshire


Friday 9 – Monday 12 October 2020

Sam Bosanquet has invited the BLS to spend time at Dingestow Court (Old Lands) in central Monmouthshire. There is parkland that needs studying and the house and grounds should keep masonry lichenologists happy. Sam has also offered to lead groups to some other areas such as the Blorenge limestone and gritstone screes.

The main purpose of this meeting is to record lichens.

For information the Dingestow Court website is https://old-lands.co.uk/


If interested in attending please inform the Field Meetings Secretary, Steve Price,
email: fieldmeetings@britishlichensociety.org.uk
or by post to: Woodlands, Combs Road, Combs, High Peak SK23 9UP.

Further details of the meeting will, when known, be sent out to those expressing an interest.