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Swifts gain attention

Swift
Swifts certainly seem to be getting the attention in Christleton this month. The Christleton WI held their May meeting at the Parish Hall on the 9th. The speaker was Roger Nutter from the RSPB who I understand gave an entertaining talk about Swifts. This is now speedily followed up with the May edition of Wildlife Watch by our own David Cummings. It seems as if Christleton is one of the few places in the Chester area where there is still a colony of Swifts. David made his first siting in the village on 3rd May. Read all about it. In case you have not been exploring the Christleton website as much as you should you may have missed a new series of monthly photographs of the village taken by David.
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Three Bridges, a Waywiser and a famous Mapmaker

Curlew
I enjoy reading The History File by David Cummings each month as I am sure many others do. But for me his article for March hit the spot as it featured local history and cartography. And the mapmaker concerned was my long time hero John Ogilby who produced the first atlas of strip road maps covering England and Wales, commissioned by Charles II and published in 1675 with the title 'Britannia'.
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