Swallows Track Working Bee

7 October 2018

 Spring Working Bee, Swallows Track, Herbert Forest.

Eleven club members turned out for the latest working bee, which concentrated just on establishing more board walks in the Swallows track. This track gets the greatest use all year round and still has had muddy patches during certain parts of the year. Previously we had gravelled the beginning section and this work has been continued off and on for the last few months and was carried on with by two members on this occasion using a special 2 wheeled wheelbarrow which is now a new improved version with fully adjustable handles.
The rest of the group worked hard firstly carrying in all the materials and tools needed for approximately 28 meters of board walk in total and then building the boardwalks complete with wire mesh for better grip.
We used mainly screws for assembling the boardwalks on this occasion and members had fun trying out the latest screwing technology with impact drivers taking the hard work out of driving in the longer fasteners. Everyone worked incredibly hard and the job was all done by 3.00pm. One member lost his club hammer unfortunately, so if you happen to see one in the Swallows please grab it.
Many thanks to Maurice, Phyllis, Jane, Graeme, Mike, Vicky, Bob, Karen, Bess and John.