Poldark star invited to improve scything skills
The star of Poldark has been invited to attend a scything workshop run by Stroud Valleys Project.
As the series is partly filmed in our area, the charity wrote to Aidan Turner, who plays Ross Poldark in the hit TV series, asking if he would like to attend the event. His Scything in the programme aroused a great deal of interest and some people said that his scything technique needed improvement.
“A number of experts have said that Ross Poldark’s scything technique could do with improving and would give him back ache if carried out over a long period of time, which is why I wrote to Aidan Turner to invite him to come along to our event. We run a scything workshop each year using Austrian Scythes which are lighter. Scything is a wildlife-friendly way to manage gardens and larger areas of land,” says Clare Mahdiyone, Stroud Valleys Project’s chief executive.
The workshop takes place on Wednesday 15 July in Stroud and is suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience of scything. It is organised in conjunction with Flora Locale, a charity that promotes the conservation of native wild plants.
To book a place, contact Stroud Valleys Project on 01453 753358 or visit the charity at its Eco Shop at 8 Threadneedle Street, Stroud.
Photo courtesy of Stroud News and Jounal