We have changed our Park Litter to Glitter as Waveney do Tuesdays and we want to spread out the cleaning So now its Fridays please come and help
7.00am - a lovely morning and what did we see in our Memorial Garden.
Greeted by this debris from a Market Place Takeaway and a broken seat.
BUT don't worry it is already cleaned up and a new cross strut will be in place next Monday at 7.00 am.
Even at 80, I have more persistence than the tiny group of youngsters with nothing better to do and I was pleased they knew the term gentrification! Although making our town beautiful for everyone is surely a little more than that. The F.. you was inside the young peoples shelter in our Park.
We are concerned however that there is so little for young people in Halesworth and our lack of good Sports facilities are a disgrace worse than any other comparable town. Why is that?
But on the Walpole Road Green and Castle Hill it was a different story - rivers of golden daffodils! Thanks to all those who planted these. It lifts the spirits.
More wonderful Sponsors - Agrovista again donate 40 large bags of compost and mulch for our Town Park Trail. HUGE THANKS
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What is a theodolite? a device for measuring angles from the ground to distant objects so one can work out their height and distance
Using an instrument like the one below Joseph was able to work out that Mount Donkia was 23,176 feet high and 73 miles away (which he later climbed) from Brian Hodgson's house where Joseph was staying. He also saw and drew Mount Everest and worked out it was over 28,000 feet high - the first person to do this. Joseph Dawson Hooker named a lovely Rhododendron after Brian and this is being planted in our Town Park see below.
In this area of Sikkim in the lower Himalayas he travelled on foot and sometimes barefoot climbing up to the very high passes braving tigers, crocodiles, leeches, ticks, biting flies, snakes, cockroaches, rats giant nettles, and always measuring the temperature and atmospheric pressure measuring heights with a theodolite and collecting and drawing and preserving plants and seeds!
Thanks to DURRANTS and Aiden Branch who are sponsoring our beautiful Halesworth Bicentenary tea towels and Goblets - Designs will be revealed at Easter
Aiden's generous donation will cover all our up front costs for the Halesworth tea towels and Goblets and made all our flowers bloom in the Thoroughfare and Market Place this afternoon!