Next Summer Series Walk

The next Summer Series walk will take place on August 2nd, starting from The White Horse, Ridgewell. The post code is CO9 4SG. There will be two distances, 5k and 9.5k. The organiser is Barrie Schulz. His telephone number is 07973 834630

Next Thursday Walk

The next Thursday Walk will be on 15th of July, starting at 10:00 from The Greyhound, Chevington. The post code is IP29 5QS. The organiser is Jerry Pavey. His telephone number is 01440 703311 There will be a 5k and 10k walk. Members wishing to travel together should meet in the cul-de-sac outside Ray’s house at 9:30.

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!).