On 22-Aug-2012 a Working Party installed two kissing gates near
College Lane off Oldwich Lane East, about 2.7 miles SW of Balsall
The new k/g at Site 1 : 22-Aug-2012
This month's tasks were to install two kissing gates and a new
Waymark post near College Lane off Oldwich Lane East (GR 225 742 ),
about 2.7 miles SW of Balsall Common. This is not on an ACW
walk, but was a priority task for SMBC we agreed to undertake.
revised for Details.
The new k/g at Site 2 : 22-Aug-2012
Finding the site looked as though it might be tricky,
but with good luck most of us arrived together at about 9:15, and
could follow the SMBC van up to the sites and all park in the field
near site 2, leading to a prompt start. Both k/g were
straightforward, and the new WMP was sited at a point between
the two gates visible from both, and was set in a deep hole so that
with luck the horses can't move it.
The morning was sunny and warm, and the ground damp
but with no mud or floods. Both tasks were completed in record
time by about 11:40 so we went to "The Tipperary" in Meer
End for a good lunch.
The Working party on 19-Sep-2012 has been
cancelled. The full September WP will almost certainly be on
03-Oct-2012 when we plan to replace the wooden gates where ACW
enters and exits Meriden Churchyard.
The next full session planned is:
October 2012 at 9:30 am to about 1:00 pm|
Queen's Head, Meriden, or if near
Church Lane, a few 100 yds west of the Church on the
Site 1, the gate from ACW onto Church
Replace two old broken wooden gates with new wooden gates
(plus maybe install new Finger Post)
The probable remaining 2012 dates (3rd Wed every month Jan-Nov)
Why not volunteer to join us whenever you can? Please
contact Bob Carey on 024 7645 5251