Guest blog post by Duncan Grey The roads are being dug up again, there are temporary traffic lights around the village and now the car park is closed for more digging. What’s going on? Irritating as it is, this is work that will benefit us all. And as grandma used to say, “You can’t make…

A History of Great Shelford Recreation Ground

Guest blog post by Duncan Grey The Parish Council acquired the present recreation ground from the Macauley family of Southernwood in 1921. Before then the village had used various fields for their recreation. There was a field at the junction of Cambridge Road and Granhams – now Granham’s Close – and after that there was…

Chatsworth Adventure Playground – Derbyshire

When you see a sign like this you know you’re in for a treat – and we were not disappointed! Nestling in a corner of the massive Chatsworth Estate is its impressive Adventure Playground, accessed via its equally idyllic Farmyard. As a self-confessed-best-practice-play-area-geek it was certainly ticking lots of boxes for me: inclusive, sense of…

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