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CPRE Lancashire would like to take this opportunity to promote some events happening in your local area which are directly related to some of our campaign priorities.

Not only do we host our own events, but would like to support the work of other environmental charities and community organisations by making this information available on our website.

This list will be constantly updated so please check back often and we hope to see you at some of these wonderful events! 


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On Saturday 22 April, the Westmorland Damson Association will be holding their annual Damson Day at Low Farm, Lyth Valley, LA8 8DJ.

This event will be a celebration to herald the arrival of spring in Westmorland and the damson blossom and will be packed with local crafts, entertainment and refreshments.

The Westmorland damson is a member of the plum family. It is thought to be a type of Shropshire prune (possibly the Blue Violet) but improved by the unique conditions in Westmorland and pollination by the wild Bullace and Sloe. There are damsons in other parts of the British Isles but the flavour of the smaller Westmorland damson is said to be second to none.

Come visit the Lyth Valley and celebrate the beauty of one of Lancashire's “Forgotten Foods”.

For further information about the event see the Westmorland Damson Association and for more information about Lancashire's 'Forgotten Foods' see Slow Food Uk's Forgotten Foods Programme (Ark of Taste) which aims to preserve Britain’s food heritage one product at a time.


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