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Newbury and Thatcham Green Gym
Monday, 19th May 2014
Snelsmore Common, Newbury ~ Erecting signage and clearing nettles

Oh dear! Great picture but always wear a hard hat when using a post driver!

While the rest of the team busied themselves clearing (and getting stung by) nettles, Green Gym's two Barry's managed to get the macho task installing twenty "nesting birds" signs. Helena, Denise and Toby along with both Barry's were our volunteers for the day, many thanks for all the hard work.

[Post drivers are heavy and could cause a serious head injury should they topple when being lifted on to or off of the post, or when being raised to drive in the post. On a lighter note, nettle stings are best avoided by wearing a top with long sleeves and gloves all made with a material of sufficient thickness that the nettles cannot penetrate, probably not what you want to be told on a warm day!]

Created: Tuesday, 20th May 2014
Photographs: Denise Howarth