10th July,The container arrives….Graham assumes the position !


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Report by Graham Ludlam


Container docked at 1.30pm today.
It’s in good condition. A couple of scratches on the fence side. It’s got a nice laminated floor the doors and hindges operate freely – I’ll grease round tomorrow.
It’s blue & white and despite it being in the club colours of both mine and Andrews’ team, we’d still better paint it green.
Tomorrow suggest we start a structured load of the container. We’ll need some boards off of our wagon to roll things over.
I’ve got a couple of spare double flourescent tubes which I’ll attach, via batons, tomorrow.
There is a electrical supply which we can hook up to using our blue 16a round pin sockets and adaptors that were last seen in Henry’s container. We couldn’t find these yesterday. Anyone know where they might be? They were easily accessible at the front of the container and with no lights working. I shall be more than a tad vexed if these have gorn awol as well.
Another task we ought to tackle is to make the fencing a little more secure; like double the height from the tree on the right to the fence on the left of the slope. I’ll bring sufficient hardware.

See you all tomorrow 08h30 onwards and possibly Sunday same time.

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After much head-scratching, expert advice from GL and DM, and a few branches knocked off Graham was able to try out the container door for comfort and practicality.

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Then on Saturday, joined by Richard and Harvey, we moved about half of what was littering the sward nearby and finally made it secure.

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And a few days later everything is tidied away and the site tidy !

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