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Forthcoming efforts

0 CPRE minute book

While researching an article on the ninetieth anniversary of CPRE for our forthcoming December issue, Oliver Hilliam found this entry in the CPRE Propaganda Sub-Committee minute book for 3rd May 1928.

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The lands of bone and stone

0 Culliford Tree Barrow, the location of one of seven new ‘sound-pools’ along the South Dorset Ridgeway

For nearly five millennia the people of this island created landscapes of massive earthworks, timber and stone. Along what is now known as the South Dorset Ridgeway a ‘ritual landscape’ or ‘grand necro­polis’ contains more than 500 barrows, henges and causeways.

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Enriching Oxfordshire’s environment

0 Chesil Beach and Portland from Abbotsbury Castle, on the South Dorset Ridgeway.
Photo © Tony Gill

Since its formation only four years ago a remarkable small charity, the Trust for Oxfordshire’s Environment (TOE2), has distributed almost £1 milion of funding to support local environmental projects ranging from habitat restoration to improving energy efficiency in community buildings.

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