Posts By: Esther Epstein

Planting of fifth Johnson’s Willow

A clone of Samuel Johnson’s beloved willow tree has been planted at Stowe Pool in Lichfield. Lichfield District Council and the Johnson Society held a Johnson’s Willow tree planting ceremony at Stowe Pool on Tuesday 2 November. The new tree has been grown from a cutting taken from the fourth Johnson’s Willow, which was felled… Read more »

Beacon Park’s Halloween puzzle trail

Children and their families are invited to follow a spooky trail at Beacon Park in Lichfield for some Halloween fun. From spotting which pumpkin is the odd one out to solving a spell anagram for a vegetarian witch, follow a fun trail to find eight clues dotted around Beacon Park as part of the Halloween… Read more »

Thousands celebrate return of Lichfield Proms

The sun shone and around 9,000 people descended on Beacon Park on Saturday to enjoy the council’s twenty-second Lichfield Proms. Lichfield District Council’s free annual Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park took place on Saturday 4 September 2021. The end-of-summer event featured music from Eureka Jazz and a concert by the British Police Symphony Orchestra. Eureka… Read more »

Countdown to Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park

With Lichfield Proms just days away the organisers are giving a sneak peek at the musical programme that has something for everyone. Lichfield District Council is putting the finishing touches to arrangements for its proms night spectacular, which is taking place in Beacon Park on Saturday 4 September 2021. The free entry event will get… Read more »

Secure the best seats in town for Lichfield Proms

Proms goers are being urged to reserve their prime seating at tables ahead of this year’s Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park, which is on Saturday 4 September 2021. Organised by Lichfield District Council, Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park brings thousands of people together from across the region to enjoy an evening of music, picnicking and… Read more »

Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park is back with a bang!

Supporters launch the event to end the summer in style, which will take place on Saturday 4 September. Back for 2021, Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park promises to be an evening of live music, picnics, singing and flag waving, topped off with a fireworks finale. Now in its 22nd year, the line-up will see children’s… Read more »

Floating bird islands set sail at Stowe Pool

Wildfowl, including ducks, moorhens, geese and swans can now use an extra three floating islands that have been launched at Stowe Pool in Lichfield. Lichfield District Council’s parks team has installed three floating islands at Stowe Pool, which brings the pool’s bird islands to six. However, these three islands are different having been designed to… Read more »

Johnson’s Willow will live on

The fifth incarnation of an historic tree at Stowe Pool in Lichfield will be planted later this year. Lichfield District Council and the Johnson Society have been working together to make sure a significant tree in Lichfield, called Johnson’s Willow, is regrown as the current tree reaches the end of its life. The tree grows… Read more »

Pat Collins funfair postponed

Sadly a popular Bank Holiday family fun event in Beacon Park has been postponed due to weather. Funfair operator Pat Collins was due to host its first post-lockdown family fun event in Lichfield’s Beacon Park this Bank Holiday weekend. However, a site inspection following the unseasonal heavy rain means the fair can’t go ahead and… Read more »

Beacon Park launches free audio tour

Visitors to Beacon Park can now download a free audio tour to find out fascinating facts when visiting this Lichfield Historic Park. Lichfield District Council is proud to launch a new historical audio tour of Beacon Park. Narrated by Sue Baird, a former Visit Lichfield tour guide, the self-guided audio tour includes insights on how… Read more »