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Clifton Campville Work Party 7 Feb 2017

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The latest work party project took place between No Mans Heath and Clifton Campville (grid ref SK272104) on 7 February, a beautifully sunny day. The task was to reinstate an impassable right of way through a holly hedge. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 It took about half an hour for the team to break through the hedge and clear away the brambles behind it.  Perhaps we should have been doing the job before Christmas! 

 

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It then took us about an hour and a half to erect a stile and straighten up the finger post.

 


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The team: (Team pic, from l to r) Tony, Mac, Nigel (from Staffs County Council) Phil and Peter (with Ed behind the lens).

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 February 2017 17:54  

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