As I write this note the trees are turning and the swallows on their way South with partridge in every hedgerow and pheasants awandering! Grouse days have been fruitful and frustrating for nearby moors, with fog and muggy weather on some days and cool conditions on others. Par for the course, but always good to […]
We are now reflecting on our first conference in a series of five throughout the country with delight, pride and true gratitude to those who came along to speak on the day, support us through sponsorship and practical help and delegates who joined us. Lord Aylesford as our Chairman hosted the event with typical generosity, […]
This year marks 25 years of the existence of the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust and there are Trustees who were at the beginning of this journey which supports more people in different ways around the country. Our Chairman The Earl of Aylesford along with Mike Swan and Ian Grindy representing GWCT and BASC respectively were founder […]
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Orange Beaters Flag with Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust written on one side.
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When I penned these verses I never thought for one moment they would appear in print, and I am indebted to my daughter, Amy, for persuading me to have it done, for her editorial and for the illustrations.
I would like to express grateful appreciation to Chris Catlin for his advice and sub-editing, and special thanks to Sophia Gallia for her extensive help.
Thank you to Buccleugh Sporting, Judge’s Choice Dog Food and The Shooting Times and Country Magazine, who have sponsored this book. Its proceeds will go to two causes close to my heart – The National Gamekeepers’ Organisation Charitable Trust and Gamekeeper Welfare Network.
For those who read it, the gamekeepers and other countrymen and women, I hope they recognise much of what I have tried to convey. To any others my wish is that it may give them an insight into what we are and how we view our countryside. I have not lived in the northern Penninne Dales, with their plants, birds and lead mining ghosts, for forty years without it leaving a lasting impression.
Lastly this is for all the gamekeepers gone and for all those to come; for without them the countryside would have been, and will be, a poorer place.”
Lindsay Waddell 2008
A Gamekeeper’s Reflections
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Improved service for 24/7 helpline The Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust Jamie’s Helpline is generously supported by the family of Jamie Neal who was a gamekeeper and sadly took his own life in 2016. We are very fortunate to have received generous funding from the family of Jamie Neal which will make this helpline more accessible and […]
We were enormously privileged to have been chosen as the charity to support during the Annual Clay Pigeon Shoot on The Royal Sandringham Estate by gracious permission of Her Majesty The Queen on 4th August which raised a considerable total (to be confirmed) for the Gamekeepers Welfare Trust. Thank you all! […]