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December: Kingfisher

Thankfully the sight of a Kingfisher is not a rare event along this stretch of the Bure. But, even by our normal standards this year has been a particularly rich one. The Mill pair successfully raised a large brood and, … Continue reading

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Brampton: Autumn update

So far a dry and mild Autumn in the village has meant that most of the trees have retained their leaves. The Field Maple leaves started to turn yellow in mid October but most have yet to fall. The Poplars, … Continue reading

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Brampton Harvest Festival and Lunch

A fine October day for the Brampton Harvest Thanksgiving. The service was followed by a church fundraiser, a Harvest Lunch at the Old Rectory Brampton, which was kindly hosted by William and Jenny Youngs. A gathering of over sixty people … Continue reading

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Brampton Harvest Service

Brampton Harvest Service – tomorrow – Sunday 8th October 2017 A quick reminder that the Harvest Service for Brampton is tomorrow (Sunday) at 12.30pm. A service of traditional hymns to celebrate the end of harvest. Any food donations for the … Continue reading

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Brampton Harvest Lunch 2017 – 8th October 2017 – click on link to see flier

Harvest Lunch event 2017

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River Bure – Burgh Balsam Bash – notice of meeting

The River Bure which winds its way around Burgh and Brampton is becoming increasingly overgrown with a non native species of plant (weed) by the name of Himalayan Balsam. Himalayan Balsam is a relative of the Busy Lizzie and was … Continue reading

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Brampton Spring: the (long awaited) return of the Cuckoo

This year the Cuckoo was a late arrival in the valley. We can usually expect to hear their first call in late April, but not this year. Bill heard the first call yesterday morning (25th May) and I did not … Continue reading

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Brampton Spring: Swifts return

Chilly and overcast weather conditions in early May seemed to delay the return of the Brampton Swifts. Elsewhere, mostly in southern England reports came in of the arrival of the Summer visitor, but it was not until the 10th May … Continue reading

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Brampton Spring: Roe buck and doe

The sight of Roe Deer has become increasingly common in Brampton in recent years (see link to other posts within the Village blog), but they always feel like an encounter with a wilder, slightly separate world. Usually, the sighting it … Continue reading

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Brampton Spring Litter Pick

As promised, the rain cleared just in time for the annual Tidy Up on Saturday. A dozen volunteers combed the highways and byways of the parish in order to gather the rubbish dumped by the careless. Seven bags full of … Continue reading

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