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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Wed 30th March 2016 - Shade Makers, Castle Works, Wroxall. GG # 628.

Mark's Photographs.

Clearing the platform by the mobile unit.

The area we cleared along the western fencing.

The roadway - after the tidy-up.

Transporting the cuttings to the composting area.

Considering the awful weather we had over the Easter Holidays (Storm Katie!), just a couple of days ago, Wednesday morning dawned fine for our GG session. Could it really be last August when we had our first visit to this venue? (See this link Wed 5th Aug 2015 - Shade Makers, Castleworks, Wrox…) Walking over the old railway bridge, on the way from the car park, showed us that all the hard work we had put in last time seemed to be paying off. The platform area was still looking clear of weeds and bramble and the huge pile of rubbish, that we had collected, had all been cleared away. A good start..! This time we were given several areas to work on - the western fence line, an area near to a mobile home to clear plus the usual tidy and litter pick. The wire link fence that ran parallel to the building had become VERY overgrown, restricting the size of vehicles that could transit. As they will soon be taking delivery of a double decker bus, it was important that we cleared this whole area ASAP. In true GG tradition, we were soon spaced out along the entire length - hacking everything down and transporting the cuttings to a composting area. Other members of the team started work on clearing the next section of platform and levelling an area ready for gravel to be applied. A few people decided to give the approach road (from under the bridge) a trim and makeover. It was nice to see that the potholes we filled on our first visit had held up well over the winter period.
Come tea break, we were treated to numerous variations of home made cake and as much tea and coffee as we could drink….. so a big THANK YOU to the ladies that made it all possible. Your home made cakes have attained legendary status with Team GG…! Those who missed the guided tour on our last visit were shown around all the creative items they produce in the workshops. Well worth a look!
After tea break it was decided to tackle another overgrown area - to rear of the building. Once again the bramble and buddleia  had become rather overgrown so was all treated to a good trim back. We had a very good attendance for this session, perhaps due to the delicious cakes supplied at tea break.?????

Photographs were from Mark this week. He apologises for not taking any before shots…!

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