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On 1 Jul 2015 at 4:37pm Peel wrote:
Can you picnic or barbeque at barcombe mills not the anchor end
On 1 Jul 2015 at 5:13pm Railwayman wrote:
you could have a barbie on the old trackbed some trainspotters might think it's been opened again
On 1 Jul 2015 at 7:12pm Victoria wrote:
Yes, and you can swim there too.
On 1 Jul 2015 at 9:08pm Ivor wrote:
I used to bunk off school to go up to Barcombe Mills back in the early 70's when you could walk all the way up to the station before they removed the bridges. Spoilsports. Aah, they were the days.
On 1 Jul 2015 at 9:48pm Old Bloke wrote:
You might think it's OK to have a barbecue but the owners of the field and fishing rights don't - due to the mess that gets left
Swim in the water by all means but try not to swallow any of the water - very high level of not very nice stuff in it
Do take your rubbish home rather than bagging it up and leaving it in the car park as seems the current fad with the mumsnet brigade and the other trippers
On 1 Jul 2015 at 10:10pm Earl of Lewes wrote:
Yes, if you're thinking of swimming, remember that Weil's disease may be present in the water. To quote an article: "In very severe cases, symptoms include haemorrhaging from the mouth, eyes and internally. There is significant and rapid organ damage: liver and kidney failure can occur within 10 days, leading to jaundice (these are the only cases that can properly be called Weil's disease). Hospitalisation, followed by antibiotics and often dialysis, will be required if the patient is to survive. Recovery can take months."
On 1 Jul 2015 at 11:37pm plumberinlewes wrote:
Thanks Earl of Lewes. You must not want people swimming in your backyard!
Only 40 cases of the PARENT (leptospirosis) of Weil's disease occur in the UK annually. So unless the water stinks and is stagnant, I think people will be O.k. I wouldn't encourage drinking any UK pond/ river water, the exposure to non chlorinated water is probably a good thing.
On 2 Jul 2015 at 4:58am me wrote:
I think you'll find that the water quality has little to do with it... rather the presence of rats' urine does.
On 2 Jul 2015 at 8:52am Old Bloke wrote:
High levels of (my terminology may be wrong) suspended solids and nitrates in the Ouse
Seems that has a connection with sewage or in other words - sh*t
Happy swimming
On 2 Jul 2015 at 1:19pm Earl of Lewes wrote:
@Plumber - You're probably right - and anyone who has been drinking a certain Australian lager for many years will have developed an immunity to rats' p*ss.
On 2 Jul 2015 at 4:14pm Night Rate wrote:
Good point,OB but a lot of nitrates run off farmers fields from synthetic fertilisers too
On 1 Aug 2015 at 8:34pm rafu wrote:
Farm on isfield side of anchor pub is organic

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