Monthly Archives: December 2020

Where are the chaffinches?

I hardly see chaffinches any more, a sad loss. Continue reading

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Shifting boundaries

As Oxfordshire joins Bucks in tier 4 I explore the shifting county boundary. Continue reading

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Thirty years of WEL doing

Wales Environment Link has celebrated its 30th anniversary, and is a strong and effective body. Continue reading

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From chemist to conservationist

Frank Beech, hon secretary of the Dartmoor Preservation Association, died 40 years ago. He was a hard act to follow, but I tried to. Continue reading

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Misnamed manor

Further development is proposed for the pretentiously-named ‘Turville Manor’ (really Manor Farm) which I am opposing. Continue reading

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The saving of Swincombe

Fifty years ago today the Swincombe valley on Dartmoor was saved by ‘four just men’. Continue reading

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