Memories of the Platts?

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We know that Tarvin residents have some great memories because of the comments we get back when we publish stories in our "Tarvin history revealed" series.
We are also receiving stories from our "geodetective" about the history of Hockenhull Platts and wonder if any of you have pictures of the Platts, of any kind that you would let us publish.

Perhaps you have memories you might wish to share?

Someone, some months back, mentioned his mother as a youngster diving off the eastern bridge ( around turn of the century). There were trout in the Gowy when you could see the gravelly bed, of people gathering reeds to make baskets.
Today this nature reserve sits beside the River Gowy and is a great place to enjoy a short stroll along the Mill Trail and over the quaint medieval bridges that traverse the reserve.

Perhaps your family went bird watching?
Home to several habitats including a reed bed, a poplar plantation and wet grassland with scattered shallow pools the reserve is a great place to spot wintering wading birds such as snipe. The poplar plantation is sparse and its wet nature has created an unusual stand of common reed at the ground layer. The reserve is also rich in bird life, with over 64 species recorded, including summer-visiting warblers, including sedge warbler, grasshopper warbler and reed warbler. Otters have been recorded along the banks of the bordering River Gowy and a quiet approach to the river's edge may just reward you with a fleeting glimpse of a passing kingfisher.

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