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Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Wed 13th Dec 2017 - Shide Quarry, Newport - GG # 715.

Terry's Photographs.

Trying to get the fire underway in damp conditions.

Processing the branches prior to burning.

Yes, there were some reasonably sized trees to cut!

A wood elf, hard at work.

A well earned tea break and shelter from the rain.

The fire did eventually become established.

A bit soggy underfoot.

More rubbish to be re-cycled.

The post session Christmas Party.

The best way to describe the weather for this session was damp....VERY DAMP...! It all started of reasonably well but by 11:00 the rain started coming down steadily and really didn't ease up. All a bit of a shame because, not only was this our last GG session of 2017 but it was also our "office" party. We were tasked with clearance along the northern boundary of this old chalk quarry and then to dispose of the "arisings" on a bonfire. In spite of the inclement weather, excellent progress was made with a wide swathe of the undergrowth cut all the way back to the steep chalk bank. Considering this whole area is chalk, it was very wet underfoot and a few people found that they had holes in their boots...! On completion of the work, the food was laid out and the "party" began. Many thanks to all those who contributed to the excellent spread and supplied the tables, gazebo etc.

So....all that is now left to do is to wish you all a VERY

Thank you all for the sterling work that that has been achieved by the group in 2017 and we look forward to seeing you all in the NEW YEAR.

Once again.....many thanks to Terry for taking the photographs this week and at many of the sessions throughout the year.

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