I was ran over by cyclist in Cannock Chase Forest, but that's another story. Any who, we arrived at the trail at the slightly earlier time of 9.30, we took our tea stuff up to the camp and had ourselves a brew. There was one big main job for today, and that was to carry on digging out all the scrap metal from the ground down at the end of the path. As myself, Tash and Emma headed down to do that, Jack and Ed made a start on building their bench up by the camp, I think they spent more time measuring their wood than anything else, if you pardon the phrase.
Our good friend Maria soon joined us, but as she took one look at us rolling around in the mud she decided she wasn't going to join us. Her job instead was to clear all the mud and roots from an old platform that sits at the side of the track and what a good job she did too, she even made a little bench out of some bricks we dug up and a railway sleeper. After lunch the boys and Maria joined us in digging out all the metal, it got a little crowded for me so since I had worked through my lunch break I decided to join Mojo (Tash's Dog) by the camp with a cup of tea, I don't wish to be vulgar dears, but all that digging began to ache my bottom but like the rooster I am, I sprung back in to action.
Why not finish the water feature I thought to myself, so that is what I did, after about 20 minutes I could hear Mojo getting upset so I thought I'd take her on a walk with me down to see the others, luckily enough they were just ready to finish. We posed for a picture, packed up, washed our tools and headed up to the top by the Fold café. We had a little surprise today, our display boards had arrived, They were magnificent I must say, all the research and information gathered by our volunteers and the railway time line designed by myself and brought to life by the magic waving of Mr Chris (Tash's dad). Anyway, as my great aunt would say, Goodnight cocker’s.
~ J.R's Corner
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