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 beer cans, bottles, fast food boxes and others detritus resulted from an hours work. Thank you to everyone who contributed theie time.

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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 public servant through and through, who even after retirement continued to work tirelessly for the village, the parish and the Bure Valley. He will be much missed.

My and our thoughts are with Susan at this difficult time.

Details of funeral arrangements will be publicised in due course.

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

6DCDB21E-E520-4F76-8D1C-DBFDB12440D2A 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 Wheat. They took no notice of us – confident in their security. The light was too low for a decent photograph – I managed a grainy image that looks more like a watercolour than a photo (see above).

A few low whistling calls came from them, but as we continued to walk on they gradually merged into the background and disappeared from view. I like to assume that they are simply stopping over on their Spring migration north, although they may have wintered here.

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SNOW AND ICE – grit bins

It would appear that snow is in the forecast – something that we have had very little of in the last few years. Please remember that there are grit bins dotted around the Parish – if they run low please let us know.
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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 some parts of the structure may date back to 1775 when the original engineering work on the cut was completed.

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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 sign of life.

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Carol singing on Christmas Eve

The Brampton Carol Singers img_0941Would 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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Xmas events in Brampton and Oxnead

Three dates for your diary –

  1. 4pm Sunday 18th December – the annual Carol Concert in St Peters, Brampton
  2. THE ANNUAL (adults) XMAS PARTY in Brampton Village Hall from 8pm – this is traditionally a bring and share food event although that is not compulsory and your company is cordially welcome. Children are welcome is supervised.
  3. THE ANNIAL (children’s) XMAS PARTY in Brampton Village Hall at 4pm on Christmas Eve (24th December). Please let Geoff or Helen know if you would like your little ones (or grandchildren) to attend (alternatively contact us via the website)

Please try and support these events if you can.

Here’s wishing you all the compliments of the season.

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