Cambridge National Trust Volunteers

Diary page 2 of 21: November – December 2009 [older | newer]

Wimpole — 6th December 2009

Simon Damant asked us to fill up two trailers with old fence posts that had been dumped in the farm away from the house and grounds. He was taking to wood to an incinerator to start clearing the large pile of old fence posts that exists.

Photo - Sorting out fence posts with Simon: Vicky passing Clare a wooden post Photo - At the end of the day

(Photos: Tom) Sorting out fence posts with Simon. Left: Vicky passing Clare a wooden post to be stacked in the large trailer. Note the untidy pile of wood behind Vicky. Right: At the end of the day, Simon behind a tidy section of the wood pile.

Once the trailers were full, we started to lay the wood in an orderly pile on the ground, ready to fill another trailer. Although the weather forecast was heavy rain, we started work after the showers had passed and the afternoon turned into a lovely day.

Andy T. has more photos.

Lyveden New Bield — 22nd November 2009

We erected tree guards (photos: Peter).

Photo - Start of the day Photo - Erecting tree guards

Left: Start of the day; Right: Erecting tree guards

Photo - This augers well Photo - The last post (or perhaps not)

Left: This augers well; Right: The last post (or perhaps not)

Ickworth — 15th November 2009

Photo - Shifting a very large branch

We cut back hedges and a few branches, including this big one! (photo: Peter)

Anglesey Abbey — 8th November 2009

The CNTV volunteers worked with Warden Iwan, spreading bark chippings on pathways.

Photo - Gathering chippings Photo - Spreading chippings

(Photos: Peter) Gathering and spreading chippings.

Photo - CNTV volunteers at rest after a hard day’s work

(Photo: Peter) CNTV volunteers at rest after a hard day’s work.