Post TI replaced. Feature picture is an interesting new sculpture near the car park. And here’s Burrs custodian John McIntosh.
Last week, the frozen conditions prevented digging in replacement posts … so we went on a tour of post checks and gardening – Kersal Moor, Philips Park Prestwich, Clifton, Blackleach and Sale Water Park.
Photo is a boat-shaped thingy at Clifton Country Park.
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.
Picture is Dave McCann digging a very fine hole at Kersal Dale – now restored to completeness. Also, Prince’s Park, Irlam fixed and improved, and missing post J restored (as a plaque) at Daisy Nook.
Post R replaced (and slightly repositioned to be less vulnerable); post S replaced, and post N restored to a vertical position.
Even so, the course is incomplete – posts K and Q have vanished (possibly knocked out by mowing) and post U has been snapped off (we’ve left it propped up).
Also noticed new work on a path to a Remembrance Memorial.
Replacement posts at Darcy Lever, Gorse Hall, Chesham Woods. New plaques at Crompton’s Lodges.
Posts are beginning to emerge now the balsam is dying down.
Really soggy underfoot today. Two posts replaced at Queens Park, Bolton. One re-sited at Moses Gate Crompton’s Lodges; another post replaced and one re-sited at Moses Gate Darcy Lever, but both parks have another post missing. Tours of Leverhulme Park and Moss Bank found one more post missing.