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Wednesday 13 September 2023

Wed 13th Sept 2023 - Newclose Cricket Ground, Shide. GG # 951.

 Terry's Photographs.

Taken From Mark's Email.

Hi Everyone,

20 years ago a project was started on the IOW which followed an initiative by TCV ( The Conservation Volunteers ... formerly BTCV British Trust for Conservation Volunteers). All explained on our lovely website of course (thank you Sue).

Our sessions have been recorded online by Bob on the IWGG blog (thanks Bob!) and at 50 or so GGs per year have got to an amazing 950 sessions now! It would have been 1000 had it not been for that pesky Covid lockdown. Remember these?.. we had about 50 of them when we weren't allowed to meet up! 

Anyway, this week we will have cake (thanks Gwen - that's Geoff's wife) to celebrate. Also I think it'll likely be the last of our balsam pulling sessions for the year, which is worth celebrating as well. Although I know how much you enjoy them. 😉
So yes. Newclose Cricket Club please this week, in their woodland. This time we'll head south and head towards the Newport end of the site to tackle the stands of Balsam there. parking in their car park as usual. Bring a stick or hoe to help and long sleeves to guard against the nettles.

Many thanks to Terry for the photographs, Gwen for the stunning cake, the cricket club for the refreshments and to Mark for keeping us entertained on Wednesday mornings for the last TWENTY YEARS....! 

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