There is a scene in Monty Python’s film “Life of Brian” where the John Cleese character asks “what have the Romans ever done for us?” and the participants proceed to list all the good things that had been provided during their occupation (sanitation, medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, a fresh water system, and public health). Well, they may have done a lot of similar things when they came to Norfolk in the AD60s but one thing we do know is that they didn’t install enough kissing gates when building the Roman town of Venta Icenorum at Caistor St Edmunds. Continue reading Another Kissing Gate!
Following our success replacing 150 metres of fencing at Poringland Woods, Matt presented us with a new challenge – replacing around 180 metres of fencing alongside a dyke at Eaton Common. This was another major project requiring four days to complete. Continue reading Enhancing our Fencing Skills
As well as our longer projects our Volunteers also tackle many shorter, day long jobs, around our patch. This is the time of year when we are between the intense woodland work and the start of the regular path cutting projects and is a time to catch up with the smaller jobs around our sites. The following projects undertaken during April are typical of the sort of things we do. Continue reading A Roundup of Recent Workdays
Our Volunteers have just completed the replacement of 150metres of fencing between the “old” and “new” sections of Poringland wood. The woodland is owned by the Crown Point Estate and South Norfolk District Council (SNDC) leases the “old” wood to enable public access, but the “new” wood remains private. The fence between the two sections had fallen down and the Norwich Fringe Project was asked to replace this by SNDC. Continue reading Replacing the Fence