Meet Roy Cox – responsible for the 12, 500 acres of the Blenheim Palace Estate

2024-04-25T15:49:07+00:00

All is peaceful and tranquil when you gaze around the beautiful landscape of Blenheim Palace. It takes a lot of effort to create such serenity. In addition to which, the land has to ‘work’ in many different ways. Making the very best of land is the role of a land manager and the 12,500 acre Blenheim Palace Estate is managed by Roy Cox, who has been Managing Director of Estates at Blenheim for the past 11 years. Roy Cox Land is the canvas I asked Roy about his role and his responsibilities. He said: “It covers so much. Things ...

Meet Roy Cox – responsible for the 12, 500 acres of the Blenheim Palace Estate2024-04-25T15:49:07+00:00

How The Game Fair boosts the local Oxfordshire economy

2024-03-08T11:16:02+00:00

Over 800 trade stands representing country fashion, equipment, food, sporting equipment and vehicles will be at The Game Fair and trading with a huge number of expected visitors. Managing Director of The Game Fair, James Gower says: “Purchases made at The Game Fair and following it are in the millions and so many areas of the rural and local economy benefit.” Roy Cox, Managing Director of the Blenheim Palace Estate comments on the impact the event will have on the local surrounding area: “There are very few other activities which can support the local economy in the way that large events ...

How The Game Fair boosts the local Oxfordshire economy2024-03-08T11:16:02+00:00

How being outside and carving wood helped this Game Fair exhibitor deal with PTSD

2024-01-26T16:31:10+00:00

"Being outside in nature 100% helps our mental health." Such is the view of Rob Dalton of Daltonwood, an artist whom you can watch at work at The Game Fair. He works in wood using chainsaws to create sculptures. An artist? Ten years ago however, nobody would have been more surprised than Rob to be described as an artist, let alone exhibiting at The Game Fair. As he says: "My sister commented, 'Rob, where has this come from? You've never had an artistic bone in your body.'" https://youtu.be/i3cucFcr4_g?si=IOYJG7v-iZ7NJaoj Ten years ago Rob was crippled by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). ...

How being outside and carving wood helped this Game Fair exhibitor deal with PTSD2024-01-26T16:31:10+00:00

Where have all the hedgehogs gone?

2024-01-23T17:17:18+00:00

"As a boy we had hedgehogs everywhere, ground nesting birds ..." So what has happened? Why are hedgehogs in decline and some of the birds we used to hear so much? To get the answer, you have to listen to somebody who works on the land. Gareth Wyn Jones works on the family hill farm in Wales, where the land has been cultivated for the past 375 years. The farm currently has 4000 head of ewe and 300 head of cattle. He says: "We're all under threat, our way of life is under threat and we need to fight back.... Nobody ...

Where have all the hedgehogs gone?2024-01-23T17:17:18+00:00
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