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Thursday, 10 March 2011

Wed 9th March 2011 - Merstone Station.

This week the GG Team were working out at the site of the old Merstone Railway Station - a place that we have worked at several times before. A good turnout (the car park was almost full..!) and a sunny day soon had the planned work well underway. We were tasked to work on the northern boundary where the hedging had become very top heavy and overgrown with bramble. With half the team attacking the cutting back the others started cutting it all up ready for removal. Just to make matters "interesting" there was a stream between the platform area and the hedge we were working on - needless to say it was just deep enough in places to flood a welly boot and several people managed to get a water-cooled foot! Once the bank area had been cleared between the areas of good growth, new trees and shrubs (kindly donated by the Woodland Trust) were planted up, complete with rabbit guards and supporting stakes. Hopefully this will fill in the bare areas and will help to blank out the rather large tin shed that is just the other side of the hedge. This is a very popular site for dog walkers, cyclists etc and we even had the local hunt passing by as we worked (see pics)! Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

This week we can thank Mark for our photographs - Carrie was away and Eddie forgot his camera!

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