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redIMG_1582.jpg ARCHIVE OF EVENTS Below is an archive of events throughout the HEAP project. We held mapping days in the village hall and also walks around the parish. HEAP Walk Poster.pdf HEAPS OCT WALK.jpg

We walked round the churchyard and looked at the layout and various sections that were added over time. We also explored the history of some of those buried. Ralph Cox then explained the history of the war memorial.

After the churchyard we moved on to Manor Mill where we enjoyed a guided tour.

As we moved around this area of the village we discussed the changes in housing and buildings over the years.

Finally we all retired to the village hall for cream teas and a talk about HEAPS. About 60 people took part in this enjoyable afternoon.

Between 20 and 30 people enjoyed this walk. It was muddy in places but the sun shone on us, and the day ended with tea in the village hall.

We looked at prehistoric features in the landscape, the old cultivated plots(plats) on the cliff face (now home to holiday huts) and remains of lime kilns. Local man Sid Sweetland and several others shared their memories of the plats as we walked along.

Tuesday  –   August 19 2014

‘The Postman’s Walk’

Read a report with photos of the day.

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