Saturday, 18 August 2007

Holly Lodge

Holly Lodge, in Cripps Lane is one of the most attractive houses in the Village. It was built in the 18th Century and one of the owners, Mr Kingsford Wood is mentioned in the Parish records in 1806 and 1815 for fetching "Beach and water" used for cleaning the church. For these tasks he received 18s/6p and 9s/-. His wife's diary recorded that he had to fetch the water from a spring on the beach.
Back to current times, this year Holly Loge was another on the list of gardens open as part of the Garden Safari, run in aid of Pilgrims Hospices in East Kent. I didn't manage a visits but Pam did and found it delightful.
Bird News A Balearic Shearwater was reported this morning. Late this afternoon in an hours sea watching I saw about 50 Gannets, several hundred Terns, mainly common or Arctic with some Sandwich, a party of 12 Knots and several Kittiwakes.

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