Cyril Bennis Cyril with the swans

The Swans of Stratford

Cyril Bennis

Monday 15 May - White Swan Hotel - 6pm


Cyril's arrival in 1977 as one of the managers at the then Stratford-upon-Avon Hilton International Hotel coincided with the almost complete disappearance of the town’s famous flock of swans. His initial efforts in helping to create a swan reserve (opened in 1981) alongside the hotel led to his continuing involvement in looking after the health and welfare of our swans for the past forty years.

This talk will look at the town’s swans, from historical beginnings through to current environmental challenges, with a few surprising facts, practical tips, and adventures along the way.