A huge vote of thanks to the members who volunteered their help over the weekend.
I sent out a “call to arms” email and was rewarded by 13 members on Saturday and 14 on Sunday, including Tam, our “resident” chef who cooked up a storm to feed the hungry workers on both days..
Some members did not acknowledge and others were busy with work or domestic duties.
The weather was extremely kind to us for the time of year and both days stayed pretty dry though cold.
Many of the tasks set out were achieved thanks to the very able and willing members who were so efficient that my “marshalling” duties were put to the test as I was constantly being asked “what’s next?”.
So here is a list of the items we managed to do:
1. Generator shed extension, almost complete
2. Air weapons range, most of the exterior extension erected. Inside the cabin has begun to be cleared out.
3. Target boards cut
4. Mantle at top of back stop (damaged in storms) repaired, and new mantle erected lower down to catch lead as it tumbles down the sand.
5. Unloading area behind firing points cleaned with disinfectant (my favourite Jeyes)
6. Falling rocks, some moved to fill entrance ramp and entrance to the farmer’s field.
7. Roof leak above kitchen area attended to, but such a mess up there, we live in hope.
There really was a huge amount done, but you will note that “almost complete” is mentioned more than once.
Range maintenance is exactly that, and it is an ongoing duty. It would be good for all members to do a little at each visit, which makes it easier for all in the long term.
I was there, honest, but you will not see me in the following photos showing some of the members hard at work.
Thank you once again to all those present. A special mention to Norman, who has a two hour drive each way ( at just about legal speed ) from Gateshead.