ACWA Working Party
On 20-Aug-2008 a Working Party installed a new Wooden "Bristol
Gate" at North end of Stare Bridge, Stoneleigh.
New Wooden "Bristol Gate" at North end of Stare Bridge nearing
completion : 20-Aug-2008
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!
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
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?
The next full session will be on:
||Wednesday 17th September 2008 at 9:30 am
to about 1:00 pm|
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
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
Why not volunteer to join us whenever you can?
Please contact Bob Carey on
024 7645 5251 for further information.