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In an interview for the Daily Telegraph on Monday 28 December 2015, Jools Holland compares the BBC to “museums, royal parks and public swimming baths.” I think that’s a compliment.

At The Royal Parks Guild we believe that social events are an important means of bringing our membership together who at some time in their life have been associated with The Royal Parks.

Annual awards event

Annual awards event

On 6 April 2018 our annual awards event was held in the Clore Centre, Hampton Court with the generous help of Historic Royal Palaces. The Chief Executive of The Royal Parks, Andrew Scattergood and the Palaces Group Director for Historic Royal Palaces, Paul Gray were there to present awards, and members of The Royal Parks, Historic Royal Palaces and the Guild were present to witness the occasion.

Awards were presented to thirteen people:

Long Service

John Lehane, The Regent’s Park
Nat Jones, The Regent’s Park
Dennis Lehane, The Regent’s Park
Dave Cooper, Kensington Gardens
Perry Russell, Hampton Court
Stuart Birnie, Hampton Court
Gillian Strudwick, Hampton Court
Martin Einchcomb, Hampton Court
Andrew Gent, Hampton Court

Lifetime Achievement

Dave Parker, Kensington Gardens
Graham Dillamore, Hampton Court

Graham Dillamore receiving his award from Paul Gray

Outstanding Contribution

Malcolm Childs

Wildlife Conservation

Sir David Attenborough

Sir David receiving his award from Kenton Lawton

Kenton Lawton presented the Jeanette Lawton Bowl for wildlife conservation to Sir David Attenborough for his acclaimed film about the wildlife of Richmond Park. Paul Critchley of Sculptglass was asked to present a glass momento shaped into a stag beetle to keep as part of this award.

Paul Critchly and his wife presenting the stag beetle glass momentum

A special farewell presentation was given to Paul Gray following his announcement that he is to leave Historic Royal Palaces.

Group photograph of recipients following the awards

Many thanks are given to Historic Royal Palaces in allowing the Guild to hold the presentation at Hampton Court.

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