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Julie Dodd

Environmental Artist      Installation Artist       Altered Book Artist       Paper Sculptor       Book maker       Printmaker

By Julie Dodd, Nov 10 2018 05:01PM

Today we planted the poppies dedicated to the soldiers from WW1 in Hamilton Square as part of Wilfred Owen Commemoration.

This morning planting poppies
This morning planting poppies
The Mayor and Mayoress of Wirral with me this morning
The Mayor and Mayoress of Wirral with me this morning
Children planting their poppies
Children planting their poppies
RT Hon Frank Field and me (poppies the children have made in the background
RT Hon Frank Field and me (poppies the children have made in the background
Dame Patricia Routledge and RT Hon Frank Field planting a poppy
Dame Patricia Routledge and RT Hon Frank Field planting a poppy

By Julie Dodd, Nov 7 2018 05:00AM

A leaf created by a member of staff at Prenton High School For Girls.


On the back it reads;


Walter Daniel Tull

17th (1st Football Battalion) Middlesex Regiment

Killed in action- 21st March 1918.

WW1 First British born Black Officer.


Footballer

Soldier

Hero

By Julie Dodd, Nov 6 2018 10:00AM

Now that things have calmed down a little since 'The Fallen Oak Leaf Project' was installed I have been researching about tourism in Langanas and am finding more and more issues affecting the Loggerhead Sea Turtles futurewhich has made me wish I had looked into tourism before I went to Zakynthos.


Although I was respectful of the beach rules, only walking very close to the shoreline as you have to keep within 5 metres of the sea, obviously not dropping litter or going on the beach in the evening, there is advice online that I wasn’t aware of. You shouldn’t use sunloungers on the beach as the hotel owners use nesting sites for their sun loungers. Although there probably weren't any active nests this time of year and I stayed mainly arond the hotel pool I was staying at a beach side hotel that had sunloungers on the beach, it didn’t occur to me that they might just place them wherever they want, I presumed they would have to have permission from an authority that had done an ecological survey of the site. If I had known this could be a problem before I booked the hotel I wouldn't have booked one on the beach.


So two things now have tainted the trip, this and taking a boat trip. Both regretful, but I am still glad I visited Zakynthos. I feel that a project about protecting the Loggerhead turtles is even more important now I've seen the area first hand.


Interesting articles


http://www.greekisland.co.uk/zante/sights/zante-turtles.html


https://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2017/feb/03/will-turtles-and-tourism-always-be-at-loggerheads-zakynthos


http://www.wwf.gr/en/news/1958-dangerous-illegal-landfill-in-the-sea-turtle-national-marine-park-of-zakynthos-island-opens-again

By Julie Dodd, Nov 5 2018 10:00AM

Archibald Whiffen was my Grandpop. I never met him, he died before I was born...this leaf is dedicated to him.

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