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ACWA Working Party

On 19-May-2010 a Working Party installed two new pedestrian gates, one new sleeper bridge and 4 new Way Mark Posts on or near ACW in Brinklow.

The path crossing the old Canal - p/g 1 at far end : 19-May-2010
The path crossing the old Canal - p/g 1 at far end : 19-May-2010

May Achievements

There were just six of us out this time and yet we managed to put in four waymark posts, two pedestrian gates and a sleeper bridge, all in time for a 1:30 finish and a meal down at the Raven.  A very satisfying mornings work.

The first p/g of the day completed the path crossing the old canal (photo above showing the p/g installed in Jan-2010, with the new p/g on the far side of canal).

The second p/g, with the Jan-2010 p/g in background : 19-May-2010
The second p/g, with the Jan-2010 p/g in background : 19-May-2010

The second p/g of the day completed the path from Butchers Close to ACW (photo above).  Note in the two photos above an "emulation" of the fences and field gates the farmer is planning to add soon.  The farmer is also planning to add stones to raise the level of the footpath crossing the old canal to create a good dry surface.  The ditch crossing half way to the Motte & Bailey is going to be dug out, a drainage pipe put in, and then filled again with stone.

The Sleeper Bridge : 19-May-2010
The Sleeper Bridge : 19-May-2010

The new Sleeper Bridge is on Path R42 as it heads for the k/g leading to the Ell Lane/Rugby Road junction.

WMP 2 : 19-May-2010
WMP 2 : 19-May-2010

WMPs 3 & 4 : 19-May-2010
WMPs 3 & 4 : 20-May-2010

The 1st WMP installed was by the 1st p/g.  The 2nd WMP was by the junction of CW 12 and ACW, just south of the entrance to the Bailey.  The 3rd WMP was by the k/g at the end of Barr Lane (where ACW leaves Brinklow heading West), and the 4th across the field (about half way between the 3rd new WMP and the tree to the left) on the photo above.  It would seem that the day also involved walking a fair distance.

Plans

The next session planned is:

  Wednesday 9th Jun 2010 at 9:30 am to about 1:00 pm
  NB - This date is a change to previous plan
Location: Eaves Green
Park at: On verge of Showell Lane (GR 262 826 Marker 4 on map)
Meet at: Where ACW joins Showell Lane (GR 261 827 Marker 1 on map)
Task(s):

Replace the stile with a k/g
   [See Map for details of locations ]


The expected 2010 dates remaining are now:

  • Wednesday 9 Jun-2010
  • Wednesday 21 Jul-2010
  • Wednesday 18 Aug-2010
  • Wednesday 15 Sep-2010
  • Wednesday 20 Oct-2010
  • Wednesday 17 Nov-2010
  • Why not volunteer to join us whenever you can?

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


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