At the 20th September 2018 Working Party, Mark with Maydencroft’s digger, opened up the two large holes in the cattle fence on the East side of the site, in preparation for the scouts to effect a sound repair by making a wire ‘envelope’ into the ground, and up the existing wire fence.
On Monday 24th September Explorer Scouts (in great numbers – 26 in total) completed the task of laying the wire and tying it to the existing fence, before filling in with soil.
The scouts divided into two groups who, in rotation, shared the task of actual wiring up, whilst the others were entertained with a 30 minute guided tour of the Fernery itself.
It was very gloomy when the work was completed at 7.15 pm and the more enterprising scouts had to use torches on their mobile phones to see how to stack the unused wire, tools and the wheelbarrow back in the shed.
The Fernery volunteers are grateful to the Scouts for their help, and these photos taken a few days later show what a good job they did, under the direction of Keith Ingrey, their leader.