Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Dunghill of the past

'Dunghill Plantation', near Newborough

The land we live on has been inhabited for centuries -- yes, not a very profound statement, but we human beings live in the present, and "the past is a different country" as someone said, so it's sometimes an odd shock to think that the land was not always as we see it, even if we should know that already.

This seemingly pristine copse near Newborough is actually known on the map as 'Dunghill Plantation'. Clearly it must have had a past totally different to its present...


  1. It looks so lushly green. One wonders if the dung had something to do with that back in the day.

    1. Haha! Yes, I hadn't thought of that - but it would explain the vivid green!