Autumn Days at Nenthead – 18th October 2017

A Misty morning turned to blue sky at times, with a cool south east wind. The volunteer team covered a wide range of tasks today.

Dave  walked the site checking a footpath map and then did the whole tour again to check timings and directions.  We lost him in the mist from time to time but he reappeared for lunch and afternoon tea.

Anne, Karen, Sheila and Joyce spent the day in the warmth of the archive office debating spreadsheets and archiving. We are promised an on-line offering sometime soon.

Alec, Chris, Colin and Andrew, Audrey and Janet cut up scrap metal and moved it to the skip. They also collected some Arris fencing from Bernard and installed next to The Barracks.

Audrey painted the Brewery shaft pipework and then Colin and Audrey went off to count trees in the woods….

Andy completed his marathon task of photographing all our specimen collection.

Chris and Alec drilled new holes for the Grumpy Miners. They became grumpy themselves when the drill also decided to get grumpy.  Andrew and Janet dredged gravel out of the Carrs Mine drain, whilst Pete packed the fluorspar specimens for movement out of the mine.

Pete and John toured the east site boundary looking for gaps in the fences.

 

NOTE:  plans for future Working Wednesdays will normally now be published on the preceding Monday evening, on this website and the Facebook page. We will also setup an email notification list – send an email to admin@nentheadmines.com if you want to be on the list.