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The legal dispute between Chivers and Eastwood Cement at Barrington hill in 1930

Extract from my forthcoming book on the history of fruit farming in South Cambs: In 1900 the fruit-growing and jam making business of John Chivers & Sons began to take an interest in acquiring suitable orchard land in South Cambridgeshire, … Continue reading

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Shepreth to Wimpole Hall and back

I have been planning this route for some while – the idea being to walk over to Wimpole Hall using footpaths as much as possible; have a break and some lunch at the restaurant, walking back a different route, again the … Continue reading

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Autumn in the Upper Cam Valley

It’s early December now and at last the nights are getting colder. November was the second warmest on record. Just lately we have had a run of sunny days. I have taken the opportunity to get out walking and enjoy … Continue reading

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The Autumn Hedgerow

One of the things I most enjoy about country walks in the autumn is the abundance of free food available in the hedgerows. In fact the whole business of foraging wild plums, blackberries, elderberries and apples adds a new and … Continue reading

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The Landscape of the Upper Cam Valley, the view from Toot Hill, Orwell,

Introduction – observing the landscape Our countryside does not have to be bold or dramatic to be interesting, it’s a question of developing one’s powers of observation. The landscape of the upper Cam valley in South Cambridgeshire, where I live, … Continue reading

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