The last day in the current blast of maintenance – after two consecutive thefts, Brabyns post N has been found a new home.
Joblets in Moss Bank Park, Hoyles Park, Silver Springs and Gorse Hall. Photo is today’s mapping challenge – new play stuff at Moss Bank.
A lovely Spring day of joblets in the North/East of town … Philips Park Prestwich, Kersal Dale, Boggart Hole Clough, Philips Park Clayton. Picture is the new S/F plaque sneaked onto a handy Run England post at Boggart Hole Clough.
A day of joblets on the West side of town … at Blackleach Country Park, Worsley Woods, Urmston Meadows and Chorlton Water Park. Picture is new post H at Chorlton.
Busy Spring day in Queens Park Heywood – 3 missing posts replaced (picture is YY), and a missing plaque. Also half-a-dozen minor map corrections. Herons and swans visible on their nests, with lots of geese for company. A very nice and varied park, now in good order.
Some unexpected help with post P at Daisy Nook – Oscar had a go with every tool in the box.
Also this week – painting and firming up at Mirrlees Fields, removal of duplicate U at Chorlton, replacements for R and U at Burrs Country Park (not to mention excellent coffee and cake at the cafe), replacements for P and V plus a couple of little map corrections at Daisy Nook.
Lots of jobs done at Burnage Rugby Club – though we found that the post fairy had been out and saved us some effort (thanks!). What was W is now TC; J has moved a few metres out of brambles.
Post Q at Wythenshawe nudged out of brambles. A very old post E nudged from behind a hedge at Sale Water Park. Post 33 at Woodbank dug in properly. Post B at Strinesdale dug in properly.
Couple of map changes at Chadderton Hall Park, also post F re-sited and post J dug in properly.
A little trip out to Macclesfield Forest today – first to replace post X which has been disappeared by felling operations, and second to update the map with the current extent of said felling operations.
X has been repositioned on a wall corner about 100mNE of its old site (see photo). It is slightly non-standard vs all the other posts in the forest as we haven’t got a set of replacement plaques yet.
A drizzly day of maintenance jobs … post T restored at Wythenshawe (photo); post K restored at Bramhall and the new path along the West edge added to the map.
Contrasting degrees of difficulty – Wythenshawe is solid clay after a couple of inches of soil; Bramhall is very sandy all the way down.
Three shiny new posts and bits of painting, on a lovely winter’s day. Picture is new post E.