Walking Wilson in Brooklands today I noticed this lovely red colour in the scrublands. Peter says it is Dogwood (Cornus Sanguinea) or ‘midwinter fire’, people grow it for the stunning colour of the stems.
The world’s first purpose-built motor racing circuit, was constructed at Weybridge, Surrey in 1907. Brooklands was more than a great sporting arena, it was the birthplace of British motorsport and aviation, home of Concorde and the site of many engineering and technological achievements throughout eight decades of the 20th century.
Much of the original race track is the site of superstores, the Brooklands Museum and Mercedes Benz World, however a large section has been protected as a community park, and is very popular with families as it has a child size racing track where children can play on bikes and scooters, has a super playground, and lots of walks around the wooded areas, ideal for dogs.
In the centre is Wilson’s favourite swamp, which changes in size significantly when the water table moves. It almost disappears in very dry weather, but is very present in the winter.
Brooklands is the Home of Concorde – more than 30% of every airframe, British and French, was manufactured here.
Janathon: One short dog walk today, none yesterday, felt too rotten. Feeling better today 🙂