Giving a voice to the Kent bird club
Presentation: bird enrichment, June 2022
It is with great sadness that, at the 2023 AGM, members agreed to start the process of winding up the club. There had been a gradual drop-off in members since lockdown and the club were unable to fill critical roles.
We are currently finalising practical matters before any remaining funds will be transferred to our sister club, Dartford.
The Swanscombe and Northfleet Cage Bird Society was founded in 1924 and held its inaugural meeting in the Queen's Head pub on The Hill in Northfleet. The Gravesend and District Cage Bird Society was founded in 1937 where it initially met in Freeborn's Hall in Peacock Street, Gravesend, before moving to St. James Hall on Darnley Road. The two amalgamated in 1946 to form the Gravesend, Northfleet and Swanscombe Cage Bird Society with meetings originally being held at Princes Street Hall in Gravesend before moving to the current location in St Mark's. At the 2016 AGM, members agreed to change the club's name to Gravesend Bird Club.
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