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Advent Brushes Clean – poem by Jon Hamp

The weight of winter buildsto lean against the summer dam,The dark deep waters whisper, fading, softlyHere I am.Winter trees.Distant cousins to the summer siblingsthat we knew,Winter takes an artless brush topaint our reverieMountain blue.The water forces flowers and sticks apart,Sending … Continue reading

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Kelston Roundhill from Bristol

People say you can see Kelston Roundhill from many places in Bristol. I think this photo (shared with me by Tim Graham) makes the point pretty well. This was from a “24 hours in Bristol” photo comp site which – … Continue reading

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Open-air humanist wedding in Kelston clump (likely not the first or last)

It was a great joy and privilege to host Anna and Owen’s wedding on the summit of Kelston Roundhill. It was a simple and natural ceremony, conducted in the open air in the middle of Kelston clump. Refreshments were served … Continue reading

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Life on a working farm: the Countryside Code

Kelston Roundhill is a working farm, and when you plan an event on a working farm you have to take certain things into account. There’s a reason the Countryside Code is clear about leaving gates as you find them. This … Continue reading

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Brock’s Outdoors Adventures offers archery and axe-throwing open day Sun 15 Aug

Billie Brocklehurst, new outdoor activities provider (see below) invites all to an open day of archery and axe-throwing at Abbots Copse on Kelston Roundhill. Sounds like fun. Refreshments (excellent tea coffee and cake) available.

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Kelston Roundhill event: reflection on the events of the last year

Kelston Roundhill makes a fine gathering point at times of crisis and stress. We invited the noted humanist celebrant Isabel Russo, a director of the excellent Good Funeral Guide, to devise a specific one-off ceremony for the community for 26 … Continue reading

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Whisper Our Stories Back: poem by Jon Hamp

by Jon Hamp She softly speaks.And we listen.The cows eat the hedge. Insects hum a symphonyof the high beams,held above us by silence,and words add new strength to old structure,as carers and uncaring,and broken and mended,are safely gathered in. And … Continue reading

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Glorious midsummer in Roundhill field

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Business opportunity for outdoor activities provider

Kelston Tump would like to take forward the outdoor activities work on Kelston Roundhill (pioneered by the late Dan Spencer). We’re open to leasing Abbotts Copse and other space to make that possible, and to seeing a long-term viable business … Continue reading

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RIP Dan Spencer 1986-2021

The funeral was held last Thursday at Roundhill Barn of Dan Spencer. A former Scout, Dan first came to Kelston Roundhill through his work with local schools. Two years ago Dan moved his outdoor activities business Moving Mountains on site, … Continue reading

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