May Thursday Walk

The Thursday Walk for May will take on May 20th,2021, starting from The Village Hall, Steeple Bumpstead at 10:00. The organisers are Ann and Chris Whiting.   Their telephone number is 01440 763744 There will be a 5k and 10k route. Members wishing to drive to Bumpstead in convoy should  meet in the cul-de-sac outside Ray’s house at 9:40.

Would members please park in the car park at the back of The Village Hall, (entrance  via Bower Hall Drive) , and not in front of it.

Photos taken by Philip Fick

This field of poppies was taken from the track through Bulmer brick works. The field very big and full of poppies, but the adjoining field had none. Later, there was lots of fields with a different type of poppy growing in them, for the production of morphine and cooking poppy seeds. The brick works dates back to the middle ages, and the building look that old, but apparently aren’t.  They still hand make bricks there today.

 

 

 

The farm house is the last surviving building at Purton Green. It was built in 1250, and has changed little since.It was derelict, but was restored 50 years ago by Landmark Trust. They let it out for holidays. There is no vehicular access, so wheelbarrows are provided for you to transport your belongings the quarter of a mile from the parking space at the end of the lane.(That’s assuming you can get through the ford to the parking space!).