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Rubbish, Wind, and Gravity

Rubbish, Wind, and Gravity

Being woken up in the middle of the night by tin cans rolling around outside the house along Church Street, Maiden Bradley, kick-started this topical case study. It was quite the adventure; out in the dark and the wind and the rain – litter picking! CASE STUDY During the recent stormy weather our village was read more…

Dead Battery Blues?

Dead Battery Blues?

This winter why not take the plunge and buy a battery charger and a second car battery? Keep your old battery (as spare) charged up and NEVER travel without it in the boot (with appropriate spanners). A spare car battery is also handy for those freezing mornings when you find your fitted car battery is read more…

Garden Bird Cafés

Garden Bird Cafés

Weird as it may seem (non-fiction often is), those lively and tuneful; ‘warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings’ (WordWeb), that we invite into our gardens (by providing them with free fast food and drink), are descended from DINOSAURS. Yes, it’s true! Not all dinosaurs went extinct. 65 million years on read more…

All Saints Bell Tower

All Saints Bell Tower

You are all cordially invited to explore a unique online photo-essay (with supplementary explanatory text and diagrams), which documents All Saints bell tower, Maiden Bradley – both inside and out. We scrupulously circumnavigate tower exterior, track a secret path to tower entrance, and clamber breathlessly up cobwebby spiral stairs to investigate the many arcane secrets read more…

Are you wondering what to do with your apple glut?

Are you wondering what to do with your apple glut?

Well you could take your crop to your nearest apple pressing event; there are several that happen around the county of Wiltshire during October and November. Or You could invest buying or hiring equipment and organise an event yourself. What do you need? • Apples – cookers and eaters • People • Some method of read more…