it's some way away yet, but a date for all your diaries: the Spring Working Meet is being held on the 18th-19th March. The early notice is to ask for help...
We are planning on replacing the roof on the shed which is sagging and not waterproof. We want to replace the whole roof, so stripping off the current slates and their moss-forest, and taking off all the timber, then mortaring up the top of the walls, building a new roof frame, felting and slating. This will make our third property watertight and safe and mean we can store more of the tools and materials in there, making the Cottage tidier and giving more room for rucksacks in the hall.
It is however a big job, and will take more than two days to complete, so I'm asking now if there are any members with building skills or experience who can help over the weekend, and any members that can come up for a long weekend to make sure we get the shed watertight. There are a range of jobs, from cleaning slates, treating timber and mixing mortar, to stripping the roof and building the new roof frame. Help would be very much appreciated so we can get this sorted and watertight. I am hoping that we can have a dedicated team working on the shed, it will be hard work and full days, but hopefully will be satisfying!
There are plenty of other jobs on the list for the main weekend -we'll be building a new wood store and path, demolishing the old wood shed, splitting and stacking timber, laundry, cleaning and painting, electrical and woodworking jobs, and a host of little snags to sort out to keep the Barn and Cottage in top condition. All members are welcome, it is usually a good weekend with a good atmosphere, good food and plenty of climbing plans made. The club will provide a communal meal on the Saturday night, and bacon/veggie rolls for Saturday and Sunday breakfast,
look forward to seeing you there,