'Pennington Flash Memories'
David Wilson’s cine film 'Pennington Flash Memories, now on DVD, was made between 1977 and the mid-1980s and illustrates the dramatic changes in habitats and dependent bird species between those days when the flash was primarily a wetland and grassland site and the present-day character of the tree-dominated Country Park.
The breeding species shown include now uncommon and displaced species such as Lesser Redpoll, Lapwing, Ringed Plover, Yellow Wagtail and Whinchat, and there are sequences of several unexpected rarities, among them Black-throated Diver, Red-necked Grebe, Shag, Leach’s Petrel, Bewick’s Swan and Great Grey Shrike.
It promises to be an eye opener for some members and a trip down Memory Lane for others!
Doors open at 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start upstairs in the Derby Room at Leigh Library.
Admission is free and everyone is welcome.