22 Mar – Can you see what it is yet?

A short excerpt from the life of a volunteer today – just to keep readers up-to-date with progress at the Racecourse Station.  As the remaining elements of the Festival are being dismantled and put away for another 12 months a new bunch are busy putting a fairground in place for (I guess) this weekend.IMG_20180322_111139

Personally, I idled away my morning having a small bonfire and clearing the path for the new hawthorn plants.  In the process of which I raked under the current hedge where a (largely notional) drainage ditch lies.  Regular readers will be familiar with my frequent complaints about what this contains: let’s just say mostly ‘unwanted items.  Today, however, my mood was lightened by the following sequence:

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See anything of value (except my gauntlets obviously)!

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Any more ideas?

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Surely you can see it by now………………?

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……..but to remove all doubt!

Ha! So picking all that litter up was not a waste of time after all.  I had a good dig around just in case there were any more buried hereabouts – sadly not! – and I was just thinking about heading down to the Royal Oak in Prestbury for a much deserved pie and pint with this ‘well-earned’ windfall when the boss (DaveT) turned up with the 250 hawthorn plants.  So I felt obliged to hand in the £10 to the Treasurer of Racecourse Station funds, and left feeling virtuous but hungry (& thirsty)!  Here by the way are the hedging plants plus stakes:IMG_20180322_121952

Look promising for the new hedge – hope the weather is kind for us on Saturday to get some planting done.

Regards,

Tim

One thought on “22 Mar – Can you see what it is yet?

  1. What a rob!!! You found it. At the very least it should be up to you to say what Is bought with it! Maybe some ex GWR item for the station or…. perhaps a replica enamel sign…. or maybe not. Well, anyway I am sure it will be put to good use whatever it goes on.
    BTW. The hedgerow is looking better.
    Regards, Paul. AKA St. Blazey 1925.

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