SO7620 : Harvey Robinson at Bulley Bench

taken 11 years ago, near to Bulley, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

Harvey Robinson at Bulley Bench
Harvey Robinson at Bulley Bench
Christmas Day 2008. The bench contains an inscription to Morgan Philips Price "who owned and loved these woods". The Malverns are visible in the distance.
Morgan Philips Price was, like his father (who died when M P Price was only a year old) and grandfather, a politician (being MP for the Whitehaven district of Cumberland from 1929-1931 and later for the Forest of Dean) and was director of the timber firm Price Walker and Co. After graduating from Cambridge, where he studied science, he travelled extensively in central Asia, Siberia, Persia and Turkey on geological expeditions and on behalf of the family timber firm which obtained much of its raw material from Russia. (He later became the Manchester Guardian's special correspondent in Petrograd during World War I). He had a particular interest in the study of forestry which found a practical application in the management of the woodlands on his own estates and became an authority on the subject. He was at one time the Labour Party representative on the Forestry Commission and was chairman of the Gloucestershire branch of the Royal English Forestry Society during the 1960s. His interest is reflected in the files on woodland management listed as section D2176/2/5 below. M P Price preferred the house at the Grove, Taynton (which he himself had purchased) to Tibberton Court and so the family moved there during the 1930s. Henceforth, the Grove became the centre from which farming operations were directed although Peter Price lived for many years in a flat in Tibberton Court.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 25 December, 2008   (more nearby)
Thursday, 25 December, 2008
Christmas Day 2008   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 767 202 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:52.8033N 2:20.3413W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 767 201
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