All posts by John Britton

Gorse Hall and other News

Gorse Hall – postwatcher Alison and friend hard at work – post F replaced, and post Z moved to a better site.

Dove Stone – reports coming in that the dam and car park work is finished so all is back to normal

Wythenshawe Hall – belated news that the Gardens have been re-opened and so that is back to normal too.

Another maintenance day

Fence with a plaque on restored to the vertical at Urmston Meadows;  plaque replaced on bridge at Reddish Vale; full tour of Dove Stone.  All in a days work – and now there are no issues that we know about in any parks, other than quite a bit of painting would be good.

Picture is Dove Stone post Y, which had been reported as very hard to find – quite possibly because the circle was nowhere near the right place.

Change to pricing policy

From the dawn of GMOA time, we’ve charged £1 per map, irrespective.  We have now switched to a policy where the price of a map reflects a combination of costs we incur and contributions from the individual park authorities.

Keys found at Dove Stone

A set of keys has been found at Dove Stone – near a place unlikely to be visited unless you were orienteering (control CC). Looks like house keys and a make of car.  Contact us if they could be yours.

Lots of maintenance

A couple of days of maintenance activity his week:

Checks of Chadderton Hall Park, and Strinesdale.  New S/F plaques at the S1 and S2 starts at Daisy Nook. Rotted plaque D replaced at Gorse Hall.

Missing plaque O replaced at Burrs Country Park. Rotten post Z replaced and missing plaque D put in at Hoyles Park. Missing post A replaced at Queens Park Heywood. Missing post R replaced at Moss Bank.

Photo is the bridge at Queens Park Heywood, from near post A.