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ACWA Working Party

   Draft - Some Details of Next WP still need confirming
On 20-Apr-2011 a Working Party built a long bridge over a pond beside Truggist Lane, south of Carol Green. Not on any ACW paths, but the path links to CW2 

The finished bridge : 20-Apr-2011
The finished bridge : 20-Apr-2011

April Achievements

The bridge built was on the path coming down the drive from Moat House Farm, which then crosses Truggist Lane to pass Truggist Hill Farm.  The bridge crosses a wide ditch by a pond, and the ditch gets flooded in wet  weather.

The longest plank bridge we have done so far - 3 planks long x 3 planks wide, 6 pairs of support posts, each with 1 or 2 linking horizontal plank supports, and a handrail.  SMBC supplied the full kit partly drilled + bolts and screws, which with a bit of adaptive engineering produced an excellent bridge.  For the first time since we had the new drill, we used both batteries - but some of this was drilling tree roots!

Precision Engineering : 20-Apr-2011
Precision Engineering : 20-Apr-2011

Visit SkyDrive if you would like to see more photos. We came away in the knowledge that we had achieved a good result!


There will be no session during May-2011.

There may be a small WP on about 1-Jun-2011 to build 2 small bridges on Ulli & Miranda's farm.

The next full session planned is:

  Wednesday 15th June 2011 at 9:30 am to about 1:00 pm
Location: On Walk 1 between Benton Green Lane and Broad Lane
Park at:

In Benton Green or on verge of Benton Green Lane or on verge of Broad Lane - then walk to meeing point

Meet at:

Meeting Point where Walk 1 leaves Benton Green Lane (GR 258 790) to help carry tools &/or materials, or at Site 1 or Site 2 if arriving later!


Replace two stiles on Walk 1 Benton Green Lane to Broad Lane leg with k/gs
     see Map for Details

The expected remaining 2011 dates are:

  • Wednesday 15-Jun-2011
  • Wednesday 20-Jul-2011 
  • Wednesday 17-Aug-2011 

  • Wednesday 21-Sep-2011
  • Wednesday 19-Oct-2011
  • Wednesday 16-Nov-2011 
  • Why not volunteer to join us whenever you can?

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

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