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A busy week on Cholesbury Common

Thursday 24 January 2013

A busy week on Cholesbury Common
At the snow sculpture competition a snow castle vied against Fredrick the Crocodile, a car, horse, a windmill and one of the lions from Trafalgar Square. Despite being far from the sea, marine life inspired the sculptures of a shark, a turtle and, our favourite, this orca!

Orca snow sculpture 2013

Later in the week, when the snow still lay thick, trainees from RAF Halton (just down the hill from Cholesbury) helped the Hawridge & Cholesbury Commons Preservation Society to clear hawthorn which was invading the historic dew pond on the common. Fortified with hot drinks, sausage rolls and home-made flapjack, the team managed a phenomenal amount of work on a very chilly day.

RAF work party on Cholesbury Common

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