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Work Party News

15 June 2011


We replaced two stiles on Walk 1, Benton Green Lane to Broad Lane/Coventry Road leg, with kissing gates.

Completed kissing gate 2 and the team who did it


The two stiles were both able to replaced by metal kissing gates while retaining the fence posts, but with slightly different adaptions to allow the gate hoops to be away from the field as requested, but aligned to give good access into the hoops. Both looked like easy tasks, but hard, dry, stony ground at gate 1, and the same but with lots of roots at gate 2 made it a good mornings work. The gate 2 team also installed a seat.

Most of both teams and the new seat


All was completed however between a 9:00am start and about Noon, and we were packed up and in the Bear at Berkswell ordering lunch by 1:00. The morning stayed dry but warm, with a picnic tea/coffee/Bovril/etc. break in the meadow half way through, and the Bear sunshades let us stay outside for lunch as the rain started. Another satisfying day.

One of the ‘small’ bridges


On 1 June a Work Party set out to build 2 small bridges on Ulli & Miranda’s farm. However, the two small bridges turned out to be quite large bridges, and the kit to build them first had to be cut and drilled from a large supply of planks. Fortunately the turnout was also quite large (10 people), but it still took 8 hrs 45 mins to complete them both.

Afterwards we were able to sit out in the evening sunshine with Ulli and Miranda on their “patio” with a beer and snacks.