Another flight of Steps

Our first outing for 2020 was to Caistor St Edmund where we began replacing a flight of steps on the northern edge of the site. The original plan was to replace the most worn steps and install edging for the whole flight to prevent further erosion. However, it quickly became apparent that the steps were in such a poor condition that they all needed replacing. Continue reading Another flight of Steps

Thank you for the steps

Over the past few weeks you may have seen our band of volunteers working away at rebuilding a flight of wooden steps on the northern end of Caistor Roman Town (Venta Icenorum). The existing steps after many years of feet, hooves and paws needed to be replaced. Continue reading Thank you for the steps

The Great Swardeston Rake Off

It’s that time of year again where we spend a few days at Swardeston Common cutting the meadow area. The meadow is looking great with a wide variety of flowers and lots of butterflies. But if we want it to look great again next year, we have to cut it all back and rake off all the cuttings. Otherwise everything will just die back and form a dense sward which will mainly benefit the nettles and more invasive species, but the variety of wildflowers will gradually diminish. Continue reading The Great Swardeston Rake Off

Building the Steps

We returned to the site of the Roman Town of Venta Icenorum at Caistor St Edmund to build a flight of steps. One of the banks leading up to the walls was eroding through people using it as an alternative footpath and it was decided to install steps at this location. We also removed the old gate, steps and fence that had been closed-off previously. Continue reading Building the Steps