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midford 27 February 2011
(Photos © Tom Seale)
I'm at last in the process of switching from my clanking old Dell PC to a lovely new Vaio laptop, my eyesight's improving as I adapt to hayfever and I reckon it's time I start working through all the emails sent by so many of you to trigger blog posts!
This is from Tom Seale's report of activity at Midford on 27 February.
Dad and myself went down to Midford again today, the order of business was to get rid of some of the accumulated brushwood from the previous three visits. Unfortunately we were not able to burn all of it in one day, but we broke the back of it by a significant margin.
We spoke to the owner of Romain (one of the houses on the west bank), he commented that his view has much improved and he was in favour of what we are doing. He asked if we could clear the area below his house at some point, but there was no rush.
We also spoke to the owner of Lynwood (the guy who asked us to remove the trees above the station that were blocking his light), he was also very pleased and appreciative. He raised a concern about the very large trees on the East bank above his house, unfortunately felling those would require skills and expertise well in excess of ours (probably would need a tree surgeon), again to real rush as they've been there since the railway closed by the look of them.
Should be heading down again in three weeks time, this time to clear some of the leaf mulch of the platform before spring really takes a hold.