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Lovely orchids sighted in Downe

The wild flowers are beautiful on the footpaths and fields around Downe.  On a recent walk, Pyramidal orchids were seen along with a profusion of Oxeye daisies. Butterflies are also in abundance and many different varieties were seen. A walk along the many footpaths that Darwin walked so many years ago will still enthral visitors and walkers alike.

Orchid

Stolen Vehicles

Overnight a Landrover Defender was stolen from Downe Activity Centre in Bird House Lane. A large trailer that was parked in the grounds was also stolen. The trailer had a large hitch-lock and it would appear that the trailer was ‘tied’ to the Landrover and they parted company in Luxted Road opposite Captains Croft. The loose trailer buried itself in the bank among the bushes and shrubs.

Police have been informed; there is no sign of the Landrover!