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Lancashire nature reserve in landmark birthday

Old days: Leighton Moss while still a farm. Picture by Pat Jones

Old days: Leighton Moss while still a farm. Picture by Pat Jones

A Lancashire nature reserve is celebrating 50 years of giving wildlife a home.

RSPB Leighton Moss at Silverdale is holding a history exhibition to mark the special anniversary.

Visitors are invited to go along to a free event to see old photos and memorabilia, as well as hear stories and memories of the site since it became an RSPB nature reserve in 1964, and its history beforehand.

The first warden of the reserve, John Wilson is still a very active volunteer and will be at the event,

Annabel Rushton, marketing officer at Leighton Moss, said: “It is a very exciting year for us. Since Leighton Moss first opened in 1964, the site has gone from strength to strength. We want to celebrate all that has been achieved here – from the variety of wonderful wildlife that calls the reserve home, to the people that have made it the special place it is today.”

The event runs on March 8 and 9. See rspb.org.uk

 

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