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LATEST NEWS FROM THE GRAVEL PIT

Have you visited the Gravel Pit (behind the doctors' surgery) to discover the amazing work that has gone on there to enhance this piece of our common land? New boardwalks have been completed by a team of dedicated and hardworking volunteers, undergrowth has been cleared away and work and surveys carried out on the pond. Not only does this help to protect our wildlife, including the protected species, the great crested newt, found in the waters here, but it offers us a beautiful place to walk in and enjoy that wildlife. Many events have taken place in the gravel pit since the project began, including pond dipping, a bat detective night and a woodland craft workshop.

See Tasks and Events for the latest volunteer days!


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CONSTRUCTING THE BOARDWALK
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ABoardwalk 1(Photo copyright KHWP)


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If you would like to add any photos to our growing collection, please let me know!


NEW VOLUNTEERS ALWAYS WELCOME!

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PHOTOS FROM SOME OF THIS YEAR'S EVENTS
pit fire
Making fire


Gravel pit Egg hunt 1
Hunting Easter eggs

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Gravel pit Egg hunt 2



‘I did not know this place existed in Lamberhurst, what a wonderful area for the children to play in’ quoted one of the parents who came to the event.

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WE NEED YOUR MEMORIES OF LAMBERHURST COMMON LAND


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We are looking for stories about the Common Land of the Parish at The Down, Hook Green, Free Heath and, especially, the Gravel Pit, for the current "Following in Jack Frost's Footsteps" Heritage Lottery Funded project for Lamberhurst Common, which is being so ably managed by Kent High Weald Partnership for Lamberhurst Parish Council.
HERE ARE SOME IDEAS:

  • Memories of Jack Frost.
  • The wartime fire station that stood where the car park below the Brown Trout now is.
  • Fabled air raid shelters reputedly cut into the escarpment at the Gravel Pit.
  • Home Guard and AFS training on the Down, fortified by ale from the Swan.
  • Scramble tracks, bridge building, swings, camps, cowboy & indians and other games played as children "up the grav".
  • Bonfire night and other celebrations, cricket & football games held on the Down.
    All and any other memories are welcome
    Please feel free to add your stories here by emailing
    hamiltonchristina@btinternet.com

    OR send them to Barbara Uren of the Local History Society,
    Tel: 01892 890940.
    parishclerk@lamberhurstvillage.co.uk

    OR to Jane Frostick at the Kent High Weald Partnership
    Tel: 01580 212972

    jane.frostick@kent.gov.uk