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Hundreds attend Len Pick Memorial talk by TV presenter

Bourne Academy musicians Lauren Page and Charlie Farrar with tv presenter and farmer Adam Henson at the Len Pick Memorial Evening

Bourne Academy musicians Lauren Page and Charlie Farrar with tv presenter and farmer Adam Henson at the Len Pick Memorial Evening

  • by John Evely
 

A sell out audience listened to a talk from farmer and BBC Countryfile presenter Adam Henson at the Len Pick Memorial Evening.

On Wednesday last week 280 people packed into the hall at Bourne Academy for the annual guest lecture arranged by the charity honouring the late farmer Mr Pick.

Chairman of the trust Ranna Patel said, “It was fitting that Adam, who is such a great ambassador for British farming, came to present this year’s lecture.

“The farming industry is a very important to our community and I am sure that our founder would be delighted that Adam’s talk has helped to emphasise its importance and also the challenges that farmers are currently meeting in not only providing food for our tables, but also their work in helping the natural environment.”

The event is promoted by the Trust and is designed to give the people of Bourne the opportunity of hearing well known personalities talk on matters of topical interest and also showcase young local talent.

Supporting Adam this year were Bourne Academy pupils Lauren Page and Charlie Farrar.

Manager of the trust Adrian Smith said: “In view of the unprecedented demand for tickets together with a substantial waiting list for cancellations, the trustees had hoped to be able to arrange for Adam to undertake a repeat performance in the near future, unfortunately because of his very busy schedule he is unable to oblige at this time.

Adam, who farms 1,600 acres and runs the Cotswold Farm Park that attracts 120,000 visitors a year alongside his TV career, said: “The Fens really are a hidden gem.

“People want to find out about what goes on in the countryside and I am grateful to The Len Pick Trust for helping with that goal.”

“Even though children are keen on computer games, they still want to get out in the great outdoors.”

 

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