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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Wed 30th Sept 2015 - Old St Swithin's Churchyard, Thorley. GG # 604.


Above and below - some areas needing our attention.



The ivy covered stone wall….


Hay making.



Pulling ivy from the stone.


A well earned tea break!



See…there was a wall under all that ivy.


Looking better….



Some of the collection points.


Wow…what a difference…!



It is almost 4 years ago when we last visited this site so everyone was interested to see what had been happening in our absence. For once we had a pleasant surprise…. the area looked to be in good order - not the overgrown wilderness we were confronted with on our first visit..! This time the grass had recently been cut but needed to be raked-up into mini hay stacks around the plot. Other GGmers worked at clearing a boundary area to the west of the field and removing all the (considerable) ivy along a stone wall. Others were instructed to carry out various tasks around the old stone building - giving the whole area a general makeover in a morning. I feel sure that the photographs show the extent of the work far better than my words can describe. This is a wonderful venue to work at with views out over the adjoining fields, which were being ploughed during our visit.

Many thanks to the owners of Thorley Manor Farm who allowed us the use of an adjacent paddock to park our cars.

A big thank you to Sue for taking the photographs this week.

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