Never sure how these events are going to turn out. This one started grey, cold and
wet. Not an auspicious beginning, however things did get progressively better. The
rain stopped, the sky turned blue, the sun came out and twenty two souls turned up
and got stuck in.
These included Liz Archer, Ken Ayres, Mike Baker, Don Barnett , Helen Barnett, Laurie
Bridges, Eric Bridgewater, Richard Cannon, Diana Carpenter, Pete Carpenter, Gordon
Courtney, Joan Courtney, Charles Dennis, Frank Goodall, Pat Halling, Tony Hopkins,
Dave Jennings, Nigel Knowles, Stuart Schafer, Arthur Sykes, Graham Thompson and John
The main plan was to continue clearing along the bank behind the dinghies. This gainfully
employed just about everyone for the whole day. Meanwhile Diana Carpenter, ably assisted
by Helen Barnett, kept the hot drinks coming and provided a superb curry lunch with
all the trimmings.
Pete Carpenter vanished into the clubroom ceiling and installed a new speaker system
to replace the existing one that dated back to ‘the ark’. Unfortunately the amp in
the radio/CD player was then found to be blown. This is probably uneconomic to repair
and will require the purchase of a new unit.
Thanks to everybody for a really good effort it was much appreciated and to Diana
for the excellent lunch. The next working party is scheduled for 13 May. The drive
will need a ‘blitz’, there will be plenty of grass strimming and we will probably
push on further up the bank behind the dinghies. Hopefully see you there?