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Unforgettable Bar

I like to remember my friend Barbara MacDonald on her birthday, 28 August.  She would have been 107 this year.  This is what I said at her post-funeral gathering in her home village of Moretonhampstead on Dartmoor on 30 September … Continue reading

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Pooley’s peregrine

I like going to County Hall in Aylesbury in spring as there’s the chance of seeing a peregrine. Continue reading

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Coal tit coincidence

I was pleased to find a coal tit on my winter bird survey where I had seen one two months before. Continue reading

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100 Opinions in Open Space

Opinions in Open Space magazine, autumn 1985-autumn 2018. This provides information for the article ‘One hundred Opinions’, here. No Issue Title Topics 1 1985 aut Okey not OK? Okehampton bypass, national parks, government 2 1986 spr After Okey Okehampton bypass, … Continue reading

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Fifty years of diary-keeping

I have kept a daily diary since fifty years ago today, 2 January 1969. Continue reading

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An appropriate meaning of OSS

I was pleased to learn that OSS means (in West Yorkshire dialect) ‘the ability to do something properly’. Continue reading

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A prehistoric cairnfield?

Common Wood: part 14 I know there are lumps and bumps at the top of my land at Common Wood, near Horndon on Dartmoor.  I also know that piles of stones on Dartmoor often have some significance. I was delighted … Continue reading

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