Category Archives: Brampton Blog

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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Carols & Services at Brampton Church

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Brampton Autumn – bronze

A few sharp frosts in recent days have nipped the leaves off the Sycamore and the Ash trees, but the Oak leaves have just turned a rich burnished bronze. This one, on the south side of Keeper’s Wood gently glows … Continue reading

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Jam news – sale of produce to benefit Brampton Church – can you help?

The mini market stall (“Fiona’s Fayre”) at the junction of The Street and Marsham Road has been a storming success. Fiona’s Crab Apple Jelly has been whizzing off the shelves. If any one else in the village would be willing … Continue reading

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Brampton Autumn – the Golden horde

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Brampton Autumn – silence with burst of birdsong

It is the Autumnal silence which hits you on an early morning walk from Brampton to Oxnead. Silence punctuated only by occasional sharp bursts of song – a Robin, the screech of a Jay and the repetitive fluting of a … Continue reading

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WILLIAM SPINKS, son of Brampton 1929 – 2016 OBITUARY

WILLIAM SPINKS, son of Brampton 1929 – 2016 – may he Rest In Peace WILLIAM SPINKS (known to some as Willy and others as Billy) was  born in the Old Maids Head pub in Brampton near where the village sign now … Continue reading

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Brampton in September

This week the House Martins abandoned our skies and headed for warmer climes. Recently they had gathered in wheeling flock of 40+ over the village – something akin to training flights for the late fledged young combined with a feeding … Continue reading

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Ellen Miller: Evensong for Queen’s 90th Birthday

Ellen Miller with her fellow 90 year olds at Norwich Cathedral on 12th June 2016 Continue reading

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Brampton Summer: the return of the Summer Falcon

The familiar flight silhouette. An insistent call, loud and chattering, high up around the upper branches of a swaying Poplar, following by an effortless scything flight. The Summer-visiting Hobby Falcon was back. In this case, two of them – the … Continue reading

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