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Christmas Eve Carols singers raise money for charity

Thank you to all who gave to the Brampton Carol singers during their tour of the village on Christmas Eve. With you help they raised £150 + Gift Aid and this was donated to the Salvation Army; Lieut-Colonel Dean Pallant, … Continue reading

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Romans in Norfolk – a talk at Brampton Church

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Brampton’s Sheila Sayer named Good Neighbour of the Year

Thank you to Katy Edmonds for drawing our attention to the 2019 Broadland Community at Heart Awards.  The award for Good Neighbour or Friend of the Year was presented to Sheila Sayer. A Brampton resident for nearly 40 years, Sheila … Continue reading

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Brampton Spring: annual Litter Pick

The annual Brampton Litter Pick has become such an established event within the village calendar that we have started to treat it as the ‘first sign of spring’. Although, as I write this   on the next day, Sunday, in … Continue reading

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Brampton winter – gathering flocks

The frosts of mid to late January have changed the habits of the parish wildlife.  The most marked change being the flocking of the birds. The Woodpigeons gather into gangs, but most noticeable of all are the large flocks of … Continue reading

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Village Carol Singers

The Brampton Carol Singers raised £160 during their tour of the village on Christmas Eve. Thanks to all who participated and to those who donated to their collection this year.  The money which they raised  has been sent to the … Continue reading

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Brampton winter: morning hawk

Boxing Day morning seemed quiet. The whole village appeared to having a lie-in. On days like these the rest of the parish’s residents – at least the wildlife ones – carry on with business as usual. As I walked past … Continue reading

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Brampton winter: Fieldfares & Redwings

The hedgerow berries, such as Hawthorn,  have been bountiful this year. But The winter thrushes, the Redwings and Fieldfares, wait until the sharpest frosts of December have passed before they feed upon them. This morning, the 16th December, was the … Continue reading

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Brampton: Autumn and the Michaelmas arrivals

Over the last few days the evening has arrived with golden sunset. It feels like a time of change – the last Swallows skimmed the last stubble of the harvest a few days ago, before heading south. The autumn migrants … Continue reading

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Brampton time travelers leap back in time

Jilly and Piet prepare to travel back to the 1940’s (To the Sheringham 1940’s Weekend), although from Brampton in 2018 – perhaps not such  large leap after all…!

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