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We Remember Them, 1918 - 2018

A village tribute

  • Posted On: 10 November 2018
  • Author: Dalegarth
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We Remember Them, 1918 - 2018 Our first, practical, act of remembrance was the distribution of boxes of poppies to each of the local pubs on behalf of the Royal British Legion, followed up by the annual ‘tour’ of Buckden with our grandchildren to sell the poppies.  Stories recounted by the villagers made the experience all the more personal and ‘alive’ for our 7 and 10 year olds.   The dressing of church, in advance of Armistice Day and the Centenary of the ending of WW1, was a...

Awards and Rewards

  • Posted On: 10 July 2018
  • Author: Dalegarth
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We are delighted to announce that each of our cottages has again been recognised by VisitEngland with a rating of Four Star Self-Catering, greatly enhanced by their Gold Award (“for exceptional quality of accommodation and customer service”), for 2018. Just as we began to celebrate, TripAdvisor added their Certificate of Excellence to each of the properties.  We’re in danger of becoming insufferable! Seriously, we know that bricks and mortar are only part of the...


May Bank Holiday, 2018

  • Posted On: 28 May 2018
  • Author: Dalegarth
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At last, after extensive refurbishments, The Buck Inn reopens - to a happy coincidence with the traditional Spring Bank visit of touring Morris Men (and Women), when various groups perform outside The Buck Inn throughout the day.

So, to Jeremy and Jo, at The Buck Inn, and all the dancers, we say "Cheers" and we wish you all well.



When the Dales re-awaken

  • Posted On: 21 May 2018
  • Author: Dalegarth
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Maytime The return of the swallows heralds Maytime, a favourite time in the Dales.   The ‘Beast from the East’ is a fading memory as the valleys fill with lambs.  It is worth comparing a local field of ewes in the snows of March (shown in our previous News item) with their new born lambs in the lush grasslands of the present pasture.   Swallows and lambs are not the only signs of Spring; natures’ alarm clock – the dawn chorus – is at full...


  • Posted On: 3 March 2018
  • Author: Dalegarth
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Contrasts This item should have been a ‘Happy New Year’ piece from Buckden.  Too late!  But there are anniversaries a plenty.  Early in January we took a wonderful trip to Dubai, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong before returning to Buckden.  We cannot claim that we planned our itinerary around certain events but we found ourselves in Queensland on Australia Day then, at the Bay of Islands, North Island New Zealand, on Waitangi Day.  Waitangi was the venue for...