HARTLEBURY COMMON LOCAL GROUP: Dr Joy Rooney, group chair-person, spoke on the history of Hartlebury Common: describing archaeological finds and varied land use since the Industrial Revolution. Old and recent photographs showed how conservation work has helped restore areas to their classic heathland landscape.

On February 8, Gary Farmer will speak on “Hopping mad – all about grasshoppers and crickets” at Stourport Sports Club, Kingsway (DY13 8BQ - opposite Stourport High School) at 8pm; cost £3.

Go to hartleburycommon.org.uk or phone Dr Joy M Rooney on 01299 877275 for further information.