STCV carried out four tasks in 2003, first to clear the majority of the dead wood from the hedge, then to plant over 600m of hedge and mulch the plants to suppress weeds. In 2004 we returned to clear around the planting and apply more mulch.
The work has been successful and the majority (85%) of the planting survived the dry summer of 2003 to show into leaf in the wet cold spring of 2004.
Addington is a fascinating site unimpressive perhaps at first glance but rich in detail. At one end evidence of mans long occupation is a Long Barrow and the remains of a dolman in the garden of the owners house.