In the middle of the fields behind Eddie Williams farm, a muddy stream, cow trodden and giant puff balls the girls used for footie practice. Over growth of brambles, oozing marsh, less than pure water and broken down fences. The causeway and fences to prevent cattle roaming on to it and damaging it, was installed by County years ago–I guess around 15. By 2015 just about all of the posts used had rotted off at the base, causing the fence to lean alarmingly, on the point of collapsing completely.
As usual our leader (taskmaster?) JP had a plan. This plan was criticised, often, we just wouldn’t have done it that way and told him. As is the way with gang masters, we received no rations, commendation or other sustenance and bent to our respective tasks diligently with heads down. Some had escaped the chains to do the dainty task of erecting signs in the area to guide people along the Martley Circular Walk, the leaflet for which would benefit from a little more clarity in places.
After several unrefreshed hours continuous work the coffee angel, Janet appeared–thanks–gulp, gone, back to work.
Here are the pics and thank you to the youngsters for sticking it out, being cheerful and helping us on the day. Better say thanks too to JP otherwise he will be mardy; we enjoyed the work, great plan, thank goodness you do all the organizing, especially of the untalented team you have to use.
- Causeway Bramble overgrown and Unstable Fencing
- Getting Ready to Clear the Undergrowth
- Braces in Position
- Making a Platform to Avoid the Mud at Bridge End
- Young Helpers
- Off Home, Job Done