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Gordon Milward

Gordon Milward was the Downs Ranger for thirty three years. His responsibilities included general management of the Downs, and implementing Downs Committee decisions. He retired in 2009 and now enjoys spending more time at home, and country walks.

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Dutch Elm Disease

[audio: /wp-content/uploads/2011/12/dutch_elm_disease.mp3] Gordon Milward, retired Downs Ranger, remembers the destruction of 750 old trees. Transcript Dutch Elm Disease came into Britain in the early seventies. It’s a beetle that carried a fungus and the beetle feeds on the tips of … Continue reading

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