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Piper of Nacton- old decoy film


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I just found this on YouTube.  A little gem from the same series as the Ernie James programme (A man between 3 rivers).

The past is a different country.

 

 

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Used to fish there in the 80's and 90's. Lovely place. Old spring fed lakes in a natural wooded valley. Quality silver fish and a few not big but old wild carp. Spoilt when syndicate stocked load of carp in there. Game keeper 1975 another great little film.    NB 

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Don moved to be the warden at WWT Welney. A really nice and knowledgeable man who died untimely early.

His father-in-law used to come over from Suffolk to visit, and spent his time cutting firewood with a handsaw and digging - a tough old chap. They used to trap a number of duck for ringing and the old man thought the part-coloured ones (WAGBI mallard as they were termed once) should have their necks rung.

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On 24/09/2020 at 19:56, Pushandpull said:

Don moved to be the warden at WWT Welney. A really nice and knowledgeable man who died untimely early.

His father-in-law used to come over from Suffolk to visit, and spent his time cutting firewood with a handsaw and digging - a tough old chap. They used to trap a number of duck for ringing and the old man thought the part-coloured ones (WAGBI mallard as they were termed once) should have their necks rung.

Thanks for the insight.

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WWT Welney was a different place then. Julian Novorol had one or two of his early exhibitions there with Don's approval. By the end of the evening the big observation hide had nobody left in it but a few wildfowlers watching the birds under the lights, talking shooting, and drinking the remains of Julian's red wine.

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1 hour ago, Pushandpull said:

WWT Welney was a different place then. Julian Novorol had one or two of his early exhibitions there with Don's approval. By the end of the evening the big observation hide had nobody left in it but a few wildfowlers watching the birds under the lights, talking shooting, and drinking the remains of Julian's red wine.

Sounds like a great night out! I've often wondered what Peter Scott would have made of the WWT today.

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