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Kinson Newsletter for October to December 2013
|Newsletter No 34 |
Compiled : 29th September 2013
Welcome to Kinson and especially to our Moonfleet of Kinson website.
We thank everyone who looks at our Kinson website which we keep updated with wide-ranging subjects and topics.
The year has certainly flown by quickly and here we are again in the autumn, with Christmas soon to follow. It is always a pleasure to write a newsletter and the summer of 2013 was memorable.
We were pleased to meet up again with two groups of students from the Winton Arts college for a local history project at St Andrew`s church at Kinson. Mr Brian Phillips, churchwarden at St Andrew`s, was present and it was great to be able to talk to him under the ancient yew tree in the churchyard.
During this time period, the 25th annual Orchids survey and count was completed at Kinson Common. Taking into consideration orchid counts undertaken at Millhams Mead and at Turbary Common, overall, 4153 orchids were recorded in north Bournemouth. As always, it was a pleasure to visit Turbary Common on a number of occasions with Mr Ted Taylor and we wish him well in his continuing work as a Bournemouth Rotarian.
More recently, it was pleasing to Meet Mr Lal of the Kinson Business Forum. We certainly offer him and his colleagues our full support in taking forward numerous ideas and worthy considerations to put Kinson Village firmly on the map both community and business wise. It really is important to build upon the foundations already laid and to maintain those all important little bridges with all age groups within the Kinson community.
In the coming months we also have many commitments within the Kinson community which will keep us busy for the remainder of the autumn and well into next year. One commitment which is worthy of mention is mapping for the OpenStreetMap project. With so much to see and do in Kinson and the wider community, it is a pleasure to use gps and to supply useful information so that a great many people can see their own communities in map form.
We are firmly committed to making our website content as educational, informative and as interesting as possible. Running a Communigate website is fun and allows us to keep in touch with the local community.
It is important to us to be able to use our own materials and digital photographs and to use information from our own archives built up over a good many years.
During 2013 and into 2014, we are pleased to offer occasional Kinson walks to those groups & societies, of all age groups, who hold their own public liability insurance. This is an ideal way to see all the interesting places, flora and fauna that the Kinson region has to offer.
The summer months of 2013 presented us with many wonderful opportunities to build upon our collection of flora & fauna photos of the Kinson region.
We are very grateful and thank you all for your continued interest in our Butterflies, Isaac Gulliver, Kinson Wild Flowers,Kinson Smugglers and Old Maps webpages.
We continue to make our Home pages as colourful and distinctive as possible and these are regularly monitored to reflect seasonal changes throughout each year.
Local ornithology remains an important focus of ours and Our Moonfleet Kinson Wild Birds Photo Gallery is updated when time permits. There are still many species we would love to photograph and trust that good opportunities will present themselves during 2014.
Living in north Bournemouth, which we have done so for a long time, we are very fortunate to have good access to nearby parks, open spaces, nature reserves, a river and even woods. These all attract numerous species of wild birds. Even in the smallest of local gardens, our feathered friends can be tempted in to feed regularly. House sparrows have regularly nested with us again this year.
Last year, we recorded 61+ types of wild birds in the Kinson area and so far in 2013, over 60+. Welcomed visitors to the Kinson area this year included blackcaps, chiffchaffs, whitethroats and willow warblers.
Many residents and regular visitors to our region of north Bournemouth will be aware that there are many natural areas close to Kinson which are worthy of a visit and these include: Cuckoo Woods, Kinson Common, Millhams Mead, Pelhams Park and Turbary common, which is not too far away.
It`s always a pleasure to record flora and fauna during the course of a year. One branch of natural history which has been very interesting in 2013 has been the butterflies, both residents and migrant.
In the recent past, over 24 species of butterflies were recorded around Kinson annually. It was wonderful to observe clouded yellow, dark green fritillary, marbled white, painted lady and silver washed fritillary.
On Kinson Common, after an absence of many years, small numbers of ringlets were recorded and photographed.
There`s always something worth rediscovering about Old Kinson, whether it be in connection with St. Andrew`s church or other areas locally. We enjoy publishing details so that others can also share freely this information. Even the Kinson smugglers and especially Isaac Gulliver will be remembered while people of all ages continue to enjoy studying them.
We continue to enjoy using GPS equipment and it is enjoyable to be able to record flora and fauna recordings and to produce relevant maps.
One of our main aims throughout our website, continues to be to encourage people of all age groups to take an interest in their local community and to be aware of the rich history and heritage which an older and modern Kinson still retains.
All our published photographs and maps have to be under 50k. If you require something on a much larger scale, do please contact us as we may be able to help you.
Many pages within our website are set up and allowed to run without much maintenance required on our part.
Please feel free to download any information you require. All we ever ask is that if this information is to be published, please acknowledge the source in the names of R.D & J. Haskell. As much as we like to be helpful in the local community, we regret that it is not possible for us to assist with any family history enquiries or researches.
The Kinson Hub goes from strength to strength, houses the excellent Kinson library and other important directorates of the borough. All the officers and staff who run these facilities are a great credit to Kinson and the town they loyally serve.
In our newsletters we always strive to be positive and say it`s good to be involved locally and such involvement brings with it genuine satisfaction, stimulates new friendships and bonds the local community closer together.
The Kinson Community Centre continues to achieve this and much more. The Pelhams Park Leisure Centre is also well established.
There are also many opportunities for those interested in outdoor activities and who also care about protecting our open spaces and nature reserves.
Bournemouth Borough Council continues to support volunteers and recognised conservation groups exist in Bournemouth. Voluntary work is a wonderful way of seeing the great outdoors as well as helping out in the local community.
If you have time to spare and would like to assist in numerous worthy local conservation causes, please contact Borough countryside officers on 01202 535140.
If you have any older or more modern memories about Kinson, please consider letting us have them so that we can share them with others who are interested in Old Kinson.
Then & now photographs are very appealing today. Over a long period of time many photographs of the main Kinson area have been well publicised.
We ourselves are also interested in photographs of hidden corners and nooks which are not easy to recognise today. We continue to look for old local photographs.
If you have information or old photographs you would be willing to share with others on our website, do please contact us. It is important that we share our memories with others, ensuring that a generation now growing up can also be informed of them and share in them as well.
If you have an interest in a Kinson topic which we have not covered to date, please inform us and we will look into the matter to see if we can cover it.
Throughout the year we devote some time to astronomy. If you would like to spend time with us, do feel free to contact us.
We extend our very best wishes to everyone who is involved in the local community of Kinson and the wider community of Bournemouth to which we all belong.
We look forward to hearing from you and we continue to fully appreciate the benefits of belonging to the Dorset Communigate community.
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