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Ian's list of tasks, graded from heavy to light. Note the unusual implement used to keep the notice-board upright.

All the small and medium-sized photos will enlarge if clicked.

The photos on this page were taken by Jane Rooth, who therefore does not appear in this group photo taken during the coffee break. The rest of us are seen enjoying the sunshine and coffee, the latter (and chocolate digestives) kindly provided by Brian and Eileen Stonebridge.

3rd November. Much to everyone's surprise, the second autumn working party took place in sunshine, on a day sandwiched bewteen two more typical days of rain. Numbers were down again, though it was good to see the younger generation represented by Scott, who, like his brother on previous occasions, was helping us as part of his Duke of Edinburgh programme.

The heavy task was dredging. Once again, Chris, Guy and Ian undertook this exacting and never-ending task.

Ken worked on soggy bits of the path in the middle field.

Mark cannot reach everywhere in the meadows with his machinery. Here Sheila is clearing bramble and other undesirables away from hawthorn near the Millenium Stone.

Elizabeth helped Eileen measure the extent of fencing needing to be restored in the miidle field.

In the sloping field a scythe was used to tackle undergrowth - mainly bramble and nettles - below the hawthorns.

Richard distributed many barrowloads of mulch on the upper path in the wood.

Isobel and Scott at the barrow loading bay.

The small thumbnail above shows the latest version of Ian's degrunging instrument.

Aftermath in the sloping field.

And then it was time to tidy up and go home...

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