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Monthly Archives: November 2014

Sunrise: 07.55 Sunset: 04.00 At the southern end of the marsh, close to the main entrance, are perhaps a dozen very old gnarled and twisted willow pollards – reminding me of Lowry’s stick men and women bent by the ravages of time and long, long struggle in dark satanic mills. I don’t know how old our living willow sculptures are, but pollarding can help a tree live for more than a thousand years. These… Read More

Sunrise: 07.55 Sunset: 04.00

Sunrise: 07.55 Sunset: 04.00

Sunrise: 07.53 Sunset: 04.01 This is one of our principle marsh sluices; it’s the equivalent of a plug hole. Surface and spring waters flow along our main drainage ditch to collect at the South Pool. The sluice is downstream of the pool, where it helps adjust the south marsh water levels. A stack of sluice boards in the red-brick dam enables excess water to flow into the River Stour. Earlier this year,… Read More

Sunrise: 07.53 Sunset: 04.01

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