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Sumer is incumen in

Sumer Is Icumen In” (also called the Summer Canon and the Cuckoo Song) is a medieval English round or rota of the mid-13th century. The title translates approximately to “Summer Has Come In” or “Summer Has Arrived” (Roscow, 1999). The song is composed in the Wessex dialect of Middle English.   Source: Wikipedia

Despite the recent cold and wet weather, the forecast for more seasonal conditions makes this a good time to note that Summer in the United Kingdom officially begins on 21st June, which is the longest day. Locally (times for Chipping Norton) the sun will rise at 4.45 a.m. and set at 9.29 p.m. This will give us 16 hours and 38 minutes of daylight, let’s hope it’s a lot sunnier and warmer by the end of next week

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