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Last sight of the summer falcon

The season’s change are almost imperceptable, but there are some sightings that punctuate that change. Continue reading

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Brampton Spring 2018: Cuckoo

After what seemed like a very long wait, the Cuckoo has arrived in the valley. Announcing its arrival with a rapid succession of calls at 4.50am from a perch on a tree somewhere along the Bure. For many years the … Continue reading

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Brampton Spring Clean 2018

Brampton’s hedges and lanes are clear of litter in time for the Spring again. Thanks to all the volunteers for their efforts – some particularly notable ones including Richard Berry’s monster haul of Fosters Lager cans, as well as enough … Continue reading

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Brampton Litter Pick 2018

The Brampton Litter Pick is set for the morning of Saturday 17th February 2018. If you can spare an hour and a half to help then please let Mark Little know (or send a message via this the Village Website). … 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 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 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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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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