Change is a constant, but it’s also important to remember how things used to be done. Tony tells us about the rail track that they laid down to help extract cut timber out of the woods. This is a problem for woodland owners today as they need to extract timber from ancient woodland while causing as little damage as possible to ground flora and historic features. Laying a track down could be an answer, and that idea is a direct result of talking to Tony! Memories are not only fascinating and entertaining, but inspiring and can give us solutions to problems we have today.
I have returned several times to talk to Tony, and have many more fascinating stories to share. He tells a good story in his broad East Sussex accent. I hope you enjoy this podcast and it inspires you to get out and enjoy your local woodland, and tell other people about it. I also hope it encourages you to talk to older people about their memories - you never know what you could find out, or how relevant it might be to you.