ACWA Working Party
On 9-Apr-2006 a fourth Working Party
and then on 13-Apr-2006 a fifth WP,
progressed the project to replace all stiles on the "After Tea" walk from
At the start of 2006 the walk included a
possible 12 stiles when all the field gates are locked
shut (a minimum of 9 at any time). After these first three Working
Parties there are Nine less stiles.
8 under construction on Sunday 9th April 2006
We have installed kissing gates to replace "stile 8" and
"stile 9" (on 9-Apr) and "stile 3" and "stile 5" (on 13-Apr).
Unfortunately while fitting the self closing
spring to gate 8 (at the end of Vicarage Road), the spring failed
to shut the gate from all positions, and when we tried tensioning it
more (too much for the spring!) the pegs came out, flew away
and could not be found. Then to cap it all, it started
raining! We therefore left it as was. I returned on
14-Apr, with grease for the hinge and new pins - it is now
Retro-fit of some springs (and a few other finishing touches) carried out on Tuesday 18th
April. "After" photos of these four gates taken on this
visit, and "Before & After" photo document updated.
Retro-fit of other springs awaits more being delivered.
The next Sunday session will be
Sunday 21st May 2006 at 10:00 am to
about 1:00 pm
Meet at gate 6 : GR 331
Our task will be to replace stiles 6 and 7. See
(c.550MB) for map and "before" photos.
Dates for the rest of 2006 are then as follows:
- Sunday 18th June
- Sunday 16th July
- Sunday 20th August
- Sunday 17th September
- Sunday 15th October
- Sunday 19th November
Why not volunteer to join us whenever you can?
Please contact John Green
on 024 7650 3044 for further
Gate 9 post holes being dug on Sunday 9th April 2006
For latest "Before & After" photos and map
covering the whole project, see
06-stiles-to-kg.pdf (c. 550KB).