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29th July 2015

Stratford Butterfly Farm celebrated its 30th anniversary with a special party!

On Friday 24 July the Stratford Butterfly Farm celebrated its 30th anniversary. Around 100 invited guests including staff who have worked there over the last 30 years, the media and Mayor Councillor Tessa Bates and her consort, Councillor Charles Bates, attended a special celebratory party. Despite the weather, guests enjoyed drinks, a BBQ, cake and speeches by both Councillor Tessa Bates and Clive Farrell, the owner of the Butterfly Farm.

On Friday 24 July the Stratford Butterfly Farm celebrated its 30th anniversary. Around 100 invited guests including staff who have worked there over the last 30 years, the media and Mayor Councillor Tessa Bates and her consort, Councillor Charles Bates, attended a special celebratory party. Despite the weather, guests enjoyed drinks, a BBQ, cake and speeches by both Councillor Tessa Bates and Clive Farrell, the owner of the Butterfly Farm.

During the speeches Clive Farrell presented Richard Lamb, the General Manger, with a number of gifts including a Longines watch and case of whiskey to reward him for his 30 years’ service to the Farm. Richard, who is highly regarded in his field as a Lepidopterist, started working for the Butterfly Farm when it opened its doors for the first time on 24 July 1985 by David Bellamy.

Richard Lamb, General Manager of the Stratford Butterfly Farm stated, “I was surprised and delighted to receive my generous gifts. It felt like it was my birthday as well as the Butterfly Farms. I have thoroughly enjoyed working at the Farm for the last 30 years and I look forward to what the future holds.”

As part of the anniversary celebrations an exhibition of photographs when the Farm first opened is currently on display until the end of October. There is no additional charge to view the exhibition.