MOONFLEET OF KINSON
     Dedicated to Old and Modern Kinson
                              


WE LOVE KINSON -  AUTUMN

There`s much to love about Kinson Village, be it ancient or modern and we devote a section to it.

Our focus at this time is on the season of  AUTUMN and why we are proud to say: 

"We Love Kinson."

 

Early morning sunshine lifts the mists and illuminates long forgotten ancient corners and places - reminders of those who lived here long ago. We do not forget our friends or those who were here before us. It is important to contribute to our local community and together we can make Kinson great.


There`s always something worth rediscovering about Kinson church and its past ties with Canford.  John de Stepellavynton, Vicar of Canford and Kinson, who survived the attack of the pestilence known as the Black Death in 1348-9, died from the disease in 1361. He was succeed by John de Shireborn at Canford on 9th September 1361.

 

In our latest We Love Kinson feature we also briefly highlight the brilliant natural world around us. With the discovery of  Autumn Lady`s tresses flowering again locally this year, 9 species of wild orchids are now known to flower in the Kinson region. Not bad for a busy area of north Bournemouth which strives to retain its community and village roots.

 

We are well served by public transport and many buses stop close to our registered green. It`s only a short walk to Tesco with numerous other shops offering excellent services on both sides of the busy Wimborne Road. Other noteworthy attractions include the Kinson Community Centre at Pelhams and our Leisure Centre.

 

If time permits, please visit the Kinson Hub and also have a look at a community information stand and our local War memorial close by.

Whatever the season, they say that home is where the heart is and there are many interesting places tucked away in Kinson village where time appears to stand still. Gulliver`s Tavern is one such place, now renamed The Acorn, parts of this ancient building date back over three hundred years and the property was listed in 1988.

Kinson`s history and roots stretch way back into the past. Certainly the strongest continuous link extending back numerous centuries has to be at St. Andrew`s church. Unlike a good many other buildings of interest which have come and gone, this church will probably outlast those remaining today. 

Autumn is also a colourful time in the natural world around us and there are many parks, woods and nature reserves to visit around Kinson, some very close to home and our main shopping centre. Our Kinson photograph features a well established Stagshorn sumach, native to the woods of north-eastern USA.

Over many years our late great friend Kips enjoyed numerous walks around Kinson and was always there on our recording sessions. Sadly, no Autumn walks this year. We miss her greatly.

 

Some say that water is Nature in its most beautiful form and rippling sunlit streams often reflect the true glory of Autumn. As a busy year will soon draw to a close, it is also time for us to reflect upon and to remember other important matters close to home.

By Kinson Village Green and in St. Andrew`s church there are memorials which faithfully record the names of all those who, in numerous conflicts, sacrificed their yesterdays for our tomorrows.

Two gents from a manor house; a pottery owner`s son; the chaps from the red triangle farm colony; and those who lived in local cottages: indeed, all those who once lived among us in recent and modern times. No one is forgotten and each November, we will remember every one of them.

                    

And then, as the year draws to a close, it will be the time to prepare for the festive season to come.

Christmas on the Green, which takes place in November, should be another highlight to look forward to and enjoy in the Kinson calendar of events. 

As always when you visit Kinson, a warm welcome awaits and we look forward to seeing you soon.    
      








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