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ACWA Working Party

On 20-Aug-2008 a Working Party installed a new Wooden "Bristol Gate" at North end of Stare Bridge, Stoneleigh.

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New Wooden "Bristol Gate" at North end of Stare Bridge nearing completion : 20-Aug-2008
Note: The ghost in the oak tree top left is probably a drop of rain near the camera.  This photo has been enhanced to try and make it look more like the sunshine we had most of the morning!

August Achievements

On 20-Aug-2008 a Working Party installed Wooden "Bristol Gate" at North end of Stare Bridge, Leamington Rd., Stoneleigh (GR 329 715).  This completed the conversion of Circular Walk 6 to a stile free route.  You can still see the old gate and the old stile on the right of photo above.

The Bristol Gate is actually a combination of a made to measure wooden field gate and a matching wooden pedestrian gate to form a double gate spanning the whole width of the road.  At the request of NAC, the two gates are separated by a "plug-in" post, which will be lifted out when they need to use the road for access.

We did not have the "socket" for the middle post, nor suitable heavy duty/large gate catches, so the arrangement as seen above is temporary, and we have left it with the field gate tied open.  [Note: See September WP News for photo of completed gate]

The Oak posts were made by NAC from fallen trees on the estate.  You can see another fallen tree to left of picture at the top of this page, so more real oak posts may appear soon?

Plans

The next full session will be on:

Wednesday 17th September 2008 at 9:30 am to about 1:00 pm
Location: Stoneleigh
Meet at: NAC Entrance
Task(s): Complete work on the new Wooden "Bristol Gate" at North end of Stare Bridge. install 2 new Waymark posts, Install new WMP where ACW leaves Vicarage Road (GR 328 726), Install new WMP where ACW veers left to pass pond (GR 330 723), Upgrade WM on other sites on this stretch of ACW route as time and available effort allow.
 

Dates for rest of 2008 will be mostly on the third Wednesday in each month from Jan-Nov.  The expected dates are therefore:

  • Wednesday 15 Oct
  • Wednesday 19 Nov
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    Why not volunteer to join us whenever you can? 

    Please contact Bob Carey on 024 7645 5251 for further information.

     


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