The talk at Baldock Library was well attended; indeed extra chairs had to be fetched and laid out.
Catherine Wilmers introduced the background of The RevIvel Association, when and why it was founded, an introduction to chalk streams and the history (including the Roman Villa, the Mills, the Watercress beds and the fisheries) and about the biodiversity. We then showed the RevIvel Film with John Lawson’s Solution.
Craig Johnson continued, informing the group about present day problems including the threat of ‘Growing Baldock’ as well as pollution and over-abstraction. There were lots of questions to be fielded and there some donations were received at the end. We encouraged the audience to write to Oliver Heald MP and also to the Water Company, Affinity Water.