Monthly Archives: May 2017

Twenty one years young.

The annual Plant Fair on Sunday last was the big day for Sarah Jones the organiser, after all the months of effort – there was no dress rehearsal. The sun was up, the Scouts and volunteers were present all waiting … Continue reading

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The Trust have been concerned for some time about the declining numbers of certain types of visitors, so with the help of the volunteers they have created a water feature in a wild pleasure – garden setting. This is to … Continue reading

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The Iconic Oak in Spring

There is one other event that we can expect in life as well as death and taxation, and that is the changing of the seasons. It is nature’s alarm clock and it happens every year. As the Spring temperature rises … Continue reading

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Early-bird volunteers are being called out to lend an ear with the bird surveys led by staff members at 6am on Fridays in May and June. If you have never risen at daybreak, which you should do at least once … Continue reading

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Wild Walks

The “Thursdays” are out for a walk – First volunteer walk on Wed 10th May.  The walk starts at 10am at Chipperfield common car park next to the church (+), Landranger 166 coordinates  044016. The walk takes in the Chess … Continue reading

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Back to its Roots

For those of you who did not spot the announcement in March of this year, The National Trust is to go back to its roots after admitting it had lost sight of one of its core founding principles – to protect … Continue reading

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Richard Gwilt has joined the elite of extreme sports – the skydivers. “I did the jump on Fri 28th April at about 2pm to raise funds for the Hospice of St Francis charity. It was dry but cloudy. We circled around … Continue reading

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