Church yard clean up

Assessing the task caused by vigorous growth of ivy
Volunteers getting to grips with the task in hand

Due to the heavy snowfall on 3 March the church yard clean-up was postponed until 10 March. The weather was ideal for the activity, which was concentrated on the south east corner of the church-yard. The ivy had established a significant hold over all of the ground and graves and it required considerable effort with chain saw, loppers and secateurs to make any impression on the infestation. The team of volunteers energetically tackled the task and were rewarded part way through when a large tray of delicious bacon sandwiches, with brown sauce, was provided by Linda at the Star and Garter next door. Reinvigorated the team worked on past 12 noon to complete a specific area. Having filled the skip last time a much larger one had been delivered and at the end of the morning this was also full.

Many thanks to all those who helped in the clear-up and to Linda for the sandwiches.

Volunteers enjoying a well deserved break
The end result of all that hard labour