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A podcast exploring the rich variety of stories around London's Royal Parks, including nature and wildlife, history and wellbeing, featuring Royal Parks staff and expert guests.

The Royal Parks podcast The Royal Parks

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A podcast exploring the rich variety of stories around London's Royal Parks, including nature and wildlife, history and wellbeing, featuring Royal Parks staff and expert guests.

    Operation Bushy Park: Plotting D-Day in a Royal Park

    Operation Bushy Park: Plotting D-Day in a Royal Park

    During the Second World War, Bushy Park was home to a sprawling military base. This is where General Dwight D. Eisenhower came to work on a top-secret plan called ‘Operation Overlord’. On 6 June 1944, after months of preparation, the plan was ready – 156,000 Allied troops invaded Normandy, some landing on the beaches and others arriving by air. Now known as D-Day, this event ultimately led to the defeat of Nazi Germany. And so much of it was planned right here in the park. Listen ...

    • 39 min
    A walk in the parks - birding in Hyde Park

    A walk in the parks - birding in Hyde Park

    In this episode, join our own Charlie Linton as he takes a walk in London’s Hyde Park with one of the UK’s most prominent young birdwatchers, Dr Mya-Rose Craig. Charlie and Mya-Rose visit some of the wetland and woodland habitats of the park to discover many of the wonderful birds that live and forage in the Royal Parks, and chat about all things bird and nature related.You can follow along the same route using our handy map with photos of the birds we spot. The route sticks to paths so is su...

    • 34 min
    "Coronation Cast" Episode 3: The Big Day

    "Coronation Cast" Episode 3: The Big Day

    In this episode join Anna Barry and Scott Smith live from St James's Park as they bring you all the highlights of the big day. They speak with those coming to the park to view the action, describe the Coronation Procession and chat with The Household Cavalry Museum and Commanding Officer of The King's Troop, Royal Horse Artillery.Support the Show.Support the show: https://www.royalparks.org.uk/supportAbout The Royal Parks: The Royal Parks is the charity that exists to make sure London’s eigh...

    • 33 min
    "Coronation Cast" Episode 2: Getting Ready

    "Coronation Cast" Episode 2: Getting Ready

    In this episode we explore what it takes to prepare the Royal Parks for events like the Coronation. We hear how it feels to have the eyes of the world on your work and learn how we make the parks look their best all year round. We also take you on a virtual walk down the grand processional route that is The Mall - pointing out items of interest along the way.Support the Show.Support the show: https://www.royalparks.org.uk/supportAbout The Royal Parks: The Royal Parks is the charity that exis...

    • 29 min
    "Coronation Cast" Episode 1: Looking Back

    "Coronation Cast" Episode 1: Looking Back

    This time we're looking back at previous Coronations, exploring how the parks have been involved in these over the centuries – and we also chat to someone who attended the last Coronation in 1953.Support the Show.Support the show: https://www.royalparks.org.uk/supportAbout The Royal Parks: The Royal Parks is the charity that exists to make sure London’s eight historic royal parks will always be there to enrich the lives of local residents and visitors to London. The charity looks after eigh...

    • 26 min
    "Coronation Cast" Trailer

    "Coronation Cast" Trailer

    Join Anna Barry and Scott Smith as they explore the history and tradition of coronations in the parks – past and present.Support the Show.Support the show: https://www.royalparks.org.uk/supportAbout The Royal Parks: The Royal Parks is the charity that exists to make sure London’s eight historic royal parks will always be there to enrich the lives of local residents and visitors to London. The charity looks after eight of London’s largest open spaces: Hyde Park, The Green Park, Richmond Park...

    • 1 min

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