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15 May 2012   A walk to Hill Farm

 

 

Derryl Thatch, left, in Chapel Road at the start of the walk and, centre the stile towards the woods south of Black Brook. Sadly, this stile has had its rabbit-proofing destroyed . Bluebells appear in the woodland, right, and below.

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Cricket-bat willow (the best in the world) growing alongside Black Brook, centre.

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Hill Farm

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The tree-felling has left a new landscape, and a new habitat for wildlife. Over time the tree debris on the ground will be consumed, and the extra light will allow an invasion of vegetation and new species. Close-packed pinewoods are noted for their limited wildlife, so the change will be worth following.

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The new Community Field Gate  23 & 24 May 2012

 

 

The new gate being installed at the playing fields. Construction is of oak, pegged for the most part, and attached to the old steel girders either side. This means the oak is not in the ground, which should extend its life somewhat.

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Together with a new noticeboard, and the hardcore entrance to the field, as well as the Jubilee Tree, these fine gates pretty much completes the TLC for this part of the Community Field!

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The dynamic duo, their work coming to a close, are persuaded to pose for posterity!

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A walk by the River Stour 27 May 2012

 

 

A quiet Sunday morning walk from Stratford Bridge (parking by the concrete underpass) along the north bank of the river. The high water indicates the tide is in, so there is no perceptible flow, making it ideal for boating, or canoeing, of which we saw a party.

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Crossing the sluice, left, where water was leaving the river before dropping a good foot to a drain heading north. The rape was in fine form all the way along the riverbank.

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The sluice at Dedham, left, and the lock, centre, with Lock Cottage. On the way back along the south bank of the river there was a charming avenue of trees, with an abandoned stile marking the line of the path!

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The Stour looking serene in front of the mown grass of Frances Lodge, before veering away from the river to make the Stratford Road at Dedham Vale Hotel, centre, and finally back to our start at Le Talbooth Hotel.

 

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Le Talbooth from Stratford Bridge.

 

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Tending the tubs at the village sign

 

26 June 2012

 

 

10 June 2012

 

 

31 August 2012

 

 

Liz and Tony Ellis replacing the planting at the village sign. On the left is the newly concreted sign, following its snapping off at its rotten foot in high winds. On the right, both the sign and the newly-planted tubs look in fine form!

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11 July 2012

 

   

A display of wildflowers at the junction of Greyhound Hill and Dedham Road.

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12 July 2012

  

   

 

Lovely light on Old Mill Road, climbing out of the Black Brook valley on its northern side.

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On the left is the outlook, over the Dedham Vale, whilst the centre is the green at the junction of Old Mill Road and Dedham Road. On the right is a shot of the works at Holly Tree Cottage.

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Langham church is summer, left, and Church Farm's glorious views, centre. I caught a hare, right, at extreme range!

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David Isted cutting the hedge in Grove Hill/Wick Road, left. Ian Sutherland catching the morning bus, centre ... and on the right a reflective view of the green and features at the junction of School Road and Wick Road.

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23 July 2012

 

   

Potatoes in bloom alongside the A12, just south of the Shell garage on the Dedham side.

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24 August 2012

 

 

Tree trimming to clear power cables, at the junction of Park Lane and Wick Road. One willow got a particularly harsh haircut!

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24 August 2012

 

The fields alongside the Dedham Road with, left, onions being watered ... the pipe is moving under my feet as it is being unwound by a tractor! In the centre is the building project at Holly Tree cottage, the core of which is a listed building. On the right is the telephone box in Dedham Road, cared for and decorated with a flower border by Mr Gamble. the Parish council are looking into acquiring the landmark for 1 and keeping it on site.

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Over the fields towards Martin's Farm on Dedham Road.

 

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31 August 2012

   
 

 

The nicely reinstated and marked footpath from Park Lane towards School Road, number 46.

 

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The airfield memorial in Park Lane.

 
 

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13 September 2012

 

A short tour on a flawless afternoon, starting in chapel Road, left, at 'Fox House' and passing the green at the junction of high Street, Chapel Road and Old mill Road.

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'The Forge', at the junction of Rectory Road with Dedham Road, left, with Phil the postman both delivering and collecting from the post-box. Centre, and below, is the avenue of tree leading from the church to Dedham Road. On the right are the remains of a listed building,

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The usual spectacular show of flower planters in Wick Road!

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