Monthly Archives: June 2015

Can you spot Poldark?


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A good time was had by all


Go on, visit the Weald & Downland museum, this is what I would like to see Wimpole do, show the estate at it’s zenith in mid nineteenth century, just have a bit of imagination and it’ll glow

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Up is down, down is up!


Been a bit busy and forgot the weekly blog- I’ll have to do two in one go. While I was away the forestry team started to repair the bridge below the lower lake. We bought some oak planking- ouch, that … Continue reading

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The big mow


  Not sure if there have been as many as twenty six mowers mowing a hay field at one time on Wimpole ever. We have now and what a lovely end to Saturday.

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The 11th West country scythe & Green fair video


Took a lot of film of the Green fair and mowing to make a video so you can see more of what the weekend was like.

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A photo gallery of the scythe festival in the West country


Went to Somerset to the Green Fair and Scything Festival, took the Bedford MJ down but ended up getting stuck in the traffic near Heathrow, oh well, never mind. Got down just after 7pm on Friday. Plenty of music and … Continue reading

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A swarm in May is worth a load of hay; a swarm in June is worth a silver spoon; but a swarm in July is not worth a fly


Prioritising work all depends on who’s about, what machinery is available and who makes most noise! Well, in the case of the CNTV (Cambridge National Trust Volunteers) who came in on Sunday the best job, and one that has to … Continue reading

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Just-a-jobs week


Found this flower in the South Avenue for the first time (but it grows up at the Folly in great profusion). Tragopogon porrifolius is a plant cultivated for its ornamental flower, edible root and herbal properties. It also grows wild in many places and … Continue reading

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East of England scythe festival


To be held on the 27th & 28th of June 2015 up at the folly on the Wimpole Estate where you can mow (or watch) to your hearts content. We will even have a coracle race so if anyone has … Continue reading

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Busy weekend


The Wympole Green Woodworkers were in on Saturday as Sunday was the Cambs County Show which is always exceedingly busy. The usual motley crew were in but we had some newcomers, namely Gordon who spent the day finishing off his … Continue reading

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