Local poet Dave Wood was funded by the Arts Council of England (through the National Lottery) to walk and facilitate creative workshops along the 1662 Perambulation route of Sherwood Forest.
Having started from the Hook earlier in the year, Dave finished his perambulation with a ceremony back on the Hook on Saturday 5 November. Around 20 people attended, including Richard and Sue Mallender, our local Green Party Borough Councillors; Ray Derby, Mayor of Stapleford; members of the Friends of the Hook; and representatives from the Woodland Trust (dressed up splendidly as trees).
Jeff Mackintosh, Vice Chair of the Friends of the Hook, welcomed everyone and set the scene, and after a speech from the Mayor, and a poem written by Dave, a sapling of the Major Oak from Sherwood Forest was planted to mark the end of this unique creative event. The Friends of the Hook are very pleased to have been associated with Dave's revival of a 350 year old tradition.
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