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Royal Visit for Braund Farm

Many readers will know that the late Elizabeth Braund MBE set up East Shallowford Farm on the edge of Dartmoor, to enable city children to experience rural life. Since Elizabeth's death, the farm has been run by a board of trustees, including society members. The Society has paid several visits to the farm, where Elizabeth's legacy is remembered. Trustee and Braund Society committee member, Sue Adams, reports, "Tuesday 3rd May was a very special day for East Shallowford Farm as the many people who are involved in supporting the farm were honoured with a visit by HRH Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex. This marked the culmination of the completion of much building and environmental work at the farm. In addition to the farm buildings, a special Braund room has been established - this contains the archive of Elizabeth Braund who bought the farm in 1976 as a "City to Farm" scheme linked to Providence House in Battersea. It will serve as a permanent reminder of the work achieved by Elizabeth, which she referred to as "a lung for the city".

The photographs show Robert Musgrave and the Countess of Wessex, an inside view of the Braund room, new outside barns and orphaned lambs being cared for in one of the new barns."

You can find out more about East Shallowford Farm here.

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