9th November 2004



(Photo Opportunity)


A Riseholme woman celebrating her 100th birthday is to have an owl box put up at the University of Lincoln’s Riseholme Park to celebrate the occasion.


Joyce Adams of Riseholme Lane was born in 1904 and will be celebrating a century of life on Wednesday 17th November.


Mrs Adams, who has been a keen member of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) for around 30 years, often enjoys walks around Riseholme and wants to celebrate her birthday by putting a tawny owl box in a spot where she regularly visits.


The box will be supplied by Woodside Falconry in Langworth near Wragby.


Mrs Adams arrived in Lincoln in 1928 from Berkshire and moved to Riseholme in the 1960s. Her daughter Angela Houston is very pleased to be celebrating the special occasion with the placement of the bird box.


“My mother has been a great bird lover for many years and we thought that this would be a nice way to celebrate her 100th birthday,” she said. “Friends and family will be visiting her throughout the week to celebrate the occasion.”


Steve Fox, senior lecturer in Forestry at Riseholme Park, was also keen to see the placement of the new box.


“We are in the process of putting more owl boxes around Riseholme to increase the population of owls and other birds on the estate,” he said.


The owl box will be erected on a date to be confirmed. To arrange a photograph, please contact the press office.



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Matt Cross, Assistant Press Officer

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