Last Working Party of 2005
This working party has held on
1 October and was primarily to finish up the grounds work, started at
the last working party. The work was directed by young Bodgit (a.k.a.
Nigel Knowles) who was the only one who seemed to know what was going
Some twenty-five people turned up with an amazing array
of power tools and vicious looking saws, machetes and croppers. While
Team 1 cleaned up the driveway Team 2 started on the area behind the
clubhouse. The old fencing was removed, trees thinned out and the
ground cleared together with the rainwater gullies. A large bonfire was
lit beyond the Bosun's store which burned all day.
Team 3 meanwhile started along the top of the bank
towards the car park. Again the old fencing was removed and the trees
and shrubs trimmed and the telephone cable buried underground.
While all this was going on
Diana and Janet prepared a lunch of baked potatoes & chilli which
was consumed as soon as it appeared on the tables. Ground work
obviously makes people very hungry. It was great! I thought lunch might
slow people down but, quite the opposite, they pitched back in again
and were joined by others arriving for the afternoon shift.
By the time I left the club the transformation along the
bund, behind the club and up to the ramp, was remarkable. The roadway
down to the blockhouse was fantastic; I've never seen it so clear along
the curbs. The old place really looks pretty spiffy! My thanks to
everybody who put in a remarkable day’s work, great job boys and