NT takes on Petersham Meadows

Chris Brasher lived at Petersham and set up the Petersham Trust in 1999 to preserve Petersham Meadows. For a time the riverside grass was grazed by cows – the nearest herd to London.

The Meadows have now been placed in the care of the National Trust which continues to pay the peppercorn rent of a posey of wild flowers to Richmond Council.

This seems appropriate as the Trust already looks after nearby Ham House.

See page 60.

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