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Next WPPrevious WP ACWA Working Party

On 17-Apr-2013 a WP installed 2 k/gs on Circular Walk 20, just north of the Fillongley Road, Meriden bridge over the A45.

Site 1 - the finished k/g & WMP : 17-Apr-2013
Site 1 - the finished k/g & WMP : 17-Apr-2013

April Achievements

On 17-Apr-2013 a WP we replaced 2 old wooden stiles with 2 metal k/gs on Circular Walk 20, just north of the Fillongley Road, Meriden bridge over the A45.

Site 2 - the k/g nearing completion : 17-Apr-2013
Site 2 - the k/g nearing completion : 17-Apr-2013

Both sites were very easy to work, with the risk of finding roots of the large Oak tree at site 1 turning out to be no problem, and the only slight difficulty at Site 2 being a large sandstone rock where one hole was needed but which could easily be dug all round and the rock lifted out.  This looked as though it might be hard, as I saw Bob B diving right into the hole - but before I could have my camera ready for an action shot Bob reappeared with a great stone in his arms!

I and BobW had walked further north to remove a protruding nail from the k/g on the Warwickshire border, and even before Phill had arrived at the meeting place I had fixed the k/g near the road by adjusting and tightening the hinge nuts.  All the other k/g we had installed on 15-Aug-2007 and 21-May-2008 were checked with no problems to fix.

Today's work means that we now have a Stile Free Route all the way from Meriden to Kinwalsey Lane. 

Weather a bit warmer, and dry - maybe spring has come at last!  We finished by Noon and about half of us got to "The Queen's Head" for an early but very welcome lunch.

Plans

The next full session planned  is:

  Wednesday 8th May 2013 at 9:30 am to about 1:00 pm
Location:

Bradnocks Marsh, Marsh House Farm Lane (The lane leading to The Lake at Barston & West Midlands Golf Club)

Park at:

Either in Lay-by on A452 (Site 4 on map) - or "Verge and pull ins where appropriate only." (Sites 5 or 6 on map might be OK)

Meet at:

Site 1 (GR 218 794)

Task(s):

Install one wooden kissing gate & clear ditch under small wooden footbridge 
    See Map for Location                                          

The probable 2013 dates (assuming 3rd Wed every month Jan-Nov agreed at AGM) are:

       
  • 8-May-2013
  • 19-Jun-2013 
  • 17-Jul-2013
  • 21-Aug-2013
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  • 18-Sep-2013
  • 16-Oct-2013
  • 20-Nov-2013
  • Why not volunteer to join us whenever you can?  Please contact Bob Carey on 024 7645 5251 for further information.


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