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The next date is Thursday 1st March 2018 Facebook image

This is what was planned on the 8th Februry
The work will comprise:
•Erect seven new Waymark Posts.
•Erect two new Fingerposts.
•Put in a double Finger to an existing post.
•Put in sundry new waymark discs.
•Vegetation clearance.

January working party 2018As always we’ll complete whatever we can comfortably manage in the morning. Whilst this is quite a lot of work, it’s straightforward & should be easy digging (...famous last words!). We will have four digging sets available & it should be achievable in the time available if we can turn out in sufficient numbers.

The meeting point is the Blackheath car park, TQ 036 462 (maps E145, LR186 - just), nearest Postcode: GU4 8RB.
Please may we meet at around 9:45, to give time to organise ourselves into several groups & disperse to start work by 10:00 am. So please do give me a ring if you find you’re delayed.

The directions are:
Take the A248 to Chilworth Station either via Shalford, or via Albury from the A25. Then turn south into Sampleoak Lane (nearly opposite The Percy Arms), signposted Blackheath. In just under 3/4 mile turn left into Blackheath Lane, signposted Blackheath, no through road. The car park is directly ahead of you in less than 1/4 mile, at the end.

Click here for a map showing the locations of the jobs & the parking. This is somewhat schematic, sorry. I hope with the directions above you might be able to make sense of the map with this commentary:
•The orange/brown line left to right at the top left is the A284 through Chilworth.
•The first line running vertically down is the road past the railway station, opposite the Percy Arms.
•The crossroads at which you turn left is where the horizontal line crosses left to right.

All this is in the top 1/2 of the map towards the left hand side.
If anyone needs a lift or would like to car-share, I should be able to put you together. It would be helpful to let me know/confirm if you expect to be able to attend. However as always please do feel free just to turn up if you find you can make it only on the day.

ALSO DON’T FORGET: It would be great if you can make it & have the inclination to celebrate another successful year of working parties afterwards in The Drummond at Albury. Join us for a beer, other tipple or a cup of tea/coffee, with or without a bowl of soup, a sandwich or full blown meal - whatever you prefer. Do feel free just to come to the pub without having been at the task - I hope we’ll be there by about 1:00 pm. But I do need numbers & if possible a pre-order if eating.

As always I will have our own stock of SCC vegetation cutting hand tools & our stock of other kit (including work gloves which have been used previously so you may wish to provide your own).John will bring the waymark posts & fingerposts, etc plus extra digging sets. Of course we all need to wear suitable clothing and footwear with thick soles & good grip.

I look forward to seeing you then or whenever you can next make it.
Kind regards & hope to see as many of you as possible on the 8th February, Colin 07764 616254 or 01483 535027

Sunday, February 18, 2018