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Kelston and the apparent origin of the phrase “I’m going to the john”

A lively Kelston village hall AGM heard from Graham Padfield about the history of the village, with special focus on the more than colourful Elisabethan figure John Harington. See rough transcript below (map courtesy BathinTime)

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Storm damage – one beech down

“It’s just weather” is what Graham from Park Farm often says. But walking up the Roundhill on Friday evening felt apocalyptic, with rain driven in by a gale from the south west. One medium sized beech tree is down in … Continue reading

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Picnic last summer Aug 2013

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Propitious date and time: Tuesday 15 April 2014 at 20:32

Here’s a heads-up for photographers who love Kelston Roundhill. Matt Prosser writes in to say on Tuesday 15 April 2014 the full moon will rise East-South-East at 20:34, some 30 minutes after sunset.  If the sky is clear it should … Continue reading

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Preparation for restoring and new planting on the clump

In preparation for new planting in the iconic clump we’ve erected a temporary deer fence to protect the new trees. It will be supported by a park railing for longer-term protection. The trees (up to 250 of them) are being … Continue reading

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What a difference a couple of months makes…

Thanks to Phil Avery, whom I bumped into on the Clump last November, for these. He writes: I found by coincidence that the last photos I had taken were from exactly 2 months earlier in the same location. I picked … Continue reading

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Epic photo from Matt in Keynsham

Matt Prosser, who lives in Keynsham, has sent in this photo: it’s the first thing I look at as I leave the house each morning. I took this shot looking through a rainbow from my bedroom window He also suggests … Continue reading

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Pete “the Street” to exhibit local landscape paintings in Feb

© Peter Brown The locally based international landscape painter Peter Brown evidently has an affectionate eye for the Clump. He’s exhibiting work from abroad right now at Messums, and  paintings of the Bath countryside at Victoria Art Gallery (Bridge St, Bath) … Continue reading

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AWT social media campaign: what to make of it?

AWT has been tweeting that we should all write to our MPs about CAP expenditure. But they dont actually say what we should say, or what the hardworking Don Foster can do about it. Now they’ve emailed; here’s what they … Continue reading

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This photo merits a caption competition…

What a pleasure to get this extraordinarily dramatic image sent in by photographer Pete Souster, who reports he took it from a little dirt track just off Lansdown Lane. My big sister calls this natural light effect “and God spake”. But … Continue reading

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