A day out in… Bartlow Hills

A day out in... Bartlow Hills, Roman burial mounds 20 minutes from Stambourne
Only 20 minutes from Stambourne lies a sight to behold: Bartlow Hills, the tallest Roman burial mounds north of the Alps. What are they? Bartlow Hills is a collection of 4 ancient Roman burial mounds, probably built between the 1st and 2nd centuries AD, situated on the edge of Bartlow village, on the border of Cambridgeshire and Essex. Useful info• Journey: approx ...
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Our favourite pancake recipe

Our favourite pancake recipe for Pancake Day
Make yourself some yummy pancakes this Pancake Day! This year Shrove Tuesday, also known as “Pancake Day” or “Mardi Gras”, falls on 16th February. On this day, it is customary to eat pancakes as a meal. Try our favourite pancake recipe this Pancake Day 2021. Super quick, in 3 easy steps. Ingredients• 200g plain flour• 1 tsp baking powder• ½ tsp salt• 2 Tbsp su...
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⚠ Snow warning for Eastern England

Land Rover stuck in snow drift
Met Office weather alerts are currently active for tomorrow (Sunday 7th February) for much of Eastern England, including Stambourne, due to easterly winds bringing cold temperatures and snow for the next few days. The Amber alert means: "Heavy snow is likely to bring widespread travel disruptionLong delays and cancellations on bus, rail and air travel probably occurringT...
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Gritting around Stambourne

Gritting the roads
With the recent snowfalls and the low wintry temperatures, the roads may become dangerously icy. Essex Highways are responsible for gritting the roads around Stambourne in winter but, as they have to prioritise their routes, not all of Stambourne's roads are covered. Did you know the gritting lorries have their own names? Grit Monster, Alexander the Grit, Gritney Spear...
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Snow in Stambourne!

Did you see the snow fall in Stambourne today? A brief period of snow this morning gave some seasonal weather to the village. Fans of snow probably rejoiced but hopefully others didn't find it too inconvenient! Do you have any photos or videos of today's snowfall you would like to share with us? Send them through! Want to see more snow photos? Head to our pho...
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