Month: May 2019

Digging at Beech Bottom Dyke

Not the work of badgers, but holes clearly showing spade marks have appeared in the bank about half way along Beech Bottom Dyke. This earthwork was made to form a rifle butt, or safe bank behind shooting targets, about 160

Posted in Beech Bottom Dyke, Vandalism

Joint Friends Summer Event

St Saviour’s Church Hall 2.00pm SUNDAY 28 JULY 2019 2019 is the 1,350th anniversary of the arrival of St Theodore of Tarsus in Canterbury. This led, via his work setting out the parish boundaries in England, to his stained glass

Posted in Beech Bottom Dyke, History, Townsend Drive, Walks

What is a Parhelion?

A parhelion or sun dog is an optical phenomenon that consists of a bright spot to one or both sides of the Sun caused by the refraction of sunlight by ice crystals in the atmosphere.  There is often a halo

Posted in History, Photos

A different kind of litter

Our Action Day litter-picks on the Heath turn up discarded items of all descriptions, many of which are waste which would be classed as fly-tipping. This spring a large, bent, steel tube pole, with attached concrete, was found in the

Posted in Litter, Lost