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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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Stuart Wilson 29 August 1954 – 24 February 2017

The funeral service for Stuart Wilson will be held at St Faith’s Crematorium at 13.15 on Monday 20th March 2017. Further details on http://memorials.duckersfunerals.co.uk/memorial/24-02-2017-StuartIan-Wilson?s=110  

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Stuart Wilson

I am extremely sad to have to report that Stuart Wilson has died. Stuart was the Chairman of Brampton Parish Council and had been for many years as well as being a local historian and an author. He was a … Continue reading

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Brampton Spring: a flock on the start the start of a journey north

A small flock of Golden Plover brighten up and otherwise nondescript morning. At first we nearly missed them as we walked along the old track, but then we noticed them; 26 Plover milling about quietly in a field of Winter … Continue reading

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Old brickwork at Oxnead Lock

The decaying brickwork of the Oxnead Lock. According to Edwin Rose (writing in 1993 as part of the Norfolk Archaeological team at Gressenahll) this brickwork was probably built in 1851 when the Mill was refurbished, although it is possible that … Continue reading

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Oxnead: Eye of Heron

What struck me was the cold, glassy eye of the Heron perching on a low fence at Oxnead this morning. The slight frost last night had still not entirely melted and the young Heron seemed to be waiting for movement or a … Continue reading

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Carol singing on Christmas Eve

The Brampton Carol Singers Would like to thank all of those who donated during their Christmas Eve tour of the village You helped to raise £200 for East Anglia Children’s Hospices https://www.each.org.uk  

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Carols & Services at Brampton Church

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