John Harding


John is nearly always at our volunteer days and runs the midweek volunteer session on a Wednesday.
At the open day John is usually taking charge of the apples and the orchard.

Martin Chamberlain


Martin is our primary contact for anything to do with Forest Farm.
He can usually be found wading in the canal.

Phil Baker


Sheila Austin

Newsletter Editor

Sheila spends many hours gathering articles, chasing people for articles and then producing our excellent quarterly newsletter. Her husband Albyn is also regularly helping out the Friends’ frequently.

Pauline Fisher

Membership Secretary

Along with keeping things in shape with our members Pauline is an active member of the RSPB and is one of the leaders on our monthly walks.

Duncan Hockridge

A retired engineer, Duncan is very hands on and taking lead with whatever projects we are currently working on. Duncan has also organised some fantastic annual trips to various places of interest with meticulous detail and of course these trips are always a sell out.

Matthew Lock


Matt has always been an active member of the community and in recent years has helped forest farm gain a good standing with the rise of social media. At our annual open day he usually brings his pet Corn Snake along which is always a big hit with the little kids and some of us big kids aswell!

Barry Clarke

Chris James

Friends of Forest Farm Nature Reserve and Glamorganshire Canal