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Village news

Dunsmore in the 1950s and 1960s

  I received the following email from Clive Duncan. Clive grew up in Dunsmore in the 1950s and 1960s and his message is an interesting addition to Peter Jewell’s history of Dunsmore:   Dunsmore in the 1950s and 1960s Most interested in the history of Dunsmore village. I grew up […]

Pond clearing

Pond Cleaning Update

Good progress was made with the pond clearing on Sunday and the pond is starting to look loved again. The plan is to get the pond clean and aerated then plant some aquatic plants as well as bluebells, foxgloves and spring bulbs in the surrounds. If anyone has missed the […]

Vanessa with painting by Lori

All change at the helm of the DVHA.

After nine amazing years as the Chairman of the DVHA Vanessa has sadly stood down.  I guess that the P45 handed to her by that naughty husband of her’s at last year’s AGM was the writing on the wall. I don’t think anyone needs me to say what a fantastic […]

Trichomonosis in Garden Birds

Andy and Judith are very fond of their garden birds and Andy has forwarded this warning about Trichomonosis: This is a horrible disease that appears to be impacting on the bird population in the village.  We have had a number of sick birds and the only way to eradicate it […]

An Ancient Water pump

The woods are full of surprises!

Ivan and Nikki have been walking in the woods around here for about thirty years and then they stumbled over this interesting old relic. It is an ancient water pump over a well manufactured by Britannia Ironworks in Deanshanger, Northamptonshire.  ( Apparently Deanshanger Iron Works know that it is there […]

Village Halls week poster

A Letter to the Village

On Monday 22nd January, committee members from Dunsmore Village Hall Association were invited to meet Lord Gardiner of Kimble as part of his visit to the village halls here in Dunsmore, Naphill and Widmer End.  Lord Gardiner is Parliamentary Under Secretary for Rural Affairs and Biosecurity and his visit was […]

Another success for team Dunsmore!

The bollards by the pond are now nicely back in order thanks to another good show from Team Dunsmore . Lori was expressly forbidden from bring her spirit level (well we did want to finish before dark…) but she still managed to sneek in a string to ensure that we got […]

Tina, Daniel and David trying to find the camouflaged jack.

Back to School Picnic

Great fun was had by all last Sunday at the Dunsmore ‘Back to School’ Picnic. The weather was rather cold and inclement, so it was held inside the village hall but the atmosphere was warm and friendly.  The rain held off long enough for an exciting game of boules in […]

Getting stuck in to pond cleaning

Village pond cleaning

Sunday saw a good turn out to start the pond cleaning exercise. Despite a lot of splashing and many barrows of leaves and debris there is still a lot to do! This duck was on the pond on Monday morning so he seems happy with the work!