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Work Party News

15 August 2007

We installed three more new gates on walk 21 and 20 at Meriden.

Kissing gate 1
Kissing gate 2
Kissing gate 3

On 15 August we returned to Meriden to replace the final stile on walk 21 with a kissing gate (kissing gate 1 in above photo). We also replaced a nearby stile just over the A45 bridge on walk 20 (kissing gate 2 in above photo), and reinstalled the next kissing gate to the west (kissing gate 3 in above photo) on walk 20 which was not opening or closing as it should – now it works perfectly.

The day was very very wet. It started raining just as we started work, and then apart from a few minutes of near dry and a few seconds of sunshine, it rained, or poured, or thundered right through to 1:00 pm when all three gates were finished. Bernard then served cups of tea to the team members who stayed behind to pack up the tools before the next storm.

The photos were taken two days later, by which time the mud was drying out well.