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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 […]

Ellesborough Magazine – September 2018

Here is the online edition of the September 2018 Ellesborough Magazine. You need to click through to the to the full news post and then click on the cover photo to open the magazine. My thanks to Paul Couling for supplying the digital copy which includes all the colour photos.

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 […]

Table with flowers

Midsummer Party – what a party it was!

By Carol Keats In the two years that I have been in the village, people have raved about the fantastic Mid-Summer Soiree that Vanessa held for the DVHA three years ago. This Saturday Vanessa and David hosted another DVHA Mid-Summer event in their garden. What a fantastic night it was. […]

Ellesborough Magazine – June 2018

Here is the online edition of the June 2018 Ellesborough Magazine.  You need to go through to the news post and then click the cover photo to open the Magazine. The magazine will then open in a new tab.

Walkies anyone?

The answer was a resounding yes! Not deterred by mud and a grey day, there was a fantastic turn out of families, friends and dogs for the Group Walk on Sunday led by Alice and Chris. We walked for an hour and a quarter and covered about two and a […]

Ellesborough Magazine Mar 18 Cover

Ellesborough Magazine – March 2018 Edition

The March 2018 edition of the Ellesborough Magazine has now been delivered to your door if you are lucky enough to live in Dunsmore.  You can see the magazine online by clicking on  the image below.  The magazine will open in a new tab.  If you are looking at the […]

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 […]

Game of Darts at DVHA pub night

DVHA 2018 events get off to a flying start!

If you didn’t make it to the Duck and Glis Glis (also known as pub night at the village hall) you missed a fun night. There was a good turn out and those who braved the nasty wet weather were rewarded by a warm welcome, with Chiltern Ale and hot […]