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Fixit May

FixitPosted by Jan Fri, April 12, 2019 13:36:33
Because the first Monday in May falls on a bank holiday and many people have family events, we are planning to work on Tuesday 7th May.

We are back to the stiles project.

Last month we completed 2 stiles no. 6 and 7, putting in handrails in both cases. The stone work on the second needs to be revisited, reorganised and completed.

This month we need to put in another handrail ( location 4) which is the next stile along.


We also need to put in two posts and a short handrail at Low Ash Farm, the livery stables.
If Chris, David Hogg and 1 other could start with this one at 9.30 that would be good. I have already seen and spoken to the farmers.

Location is just around the corner from the dirt track to the coffin route stiles, on Stubbin Lane and off to the right side. The farmers prefer you to park on the grass verge to the right side. It is only a short walk down the farm track to the stile designated.

Everyone else park in the usual place and we will complete stone work on the second stile and work on the third stile along.

I have contacted Tony Andrews to see if there is a job in the area that fixiteers not working on the heavy
stile work could do, I have not yet heard from him.




Monday April 1st FIXIT

FixitPosted by Jan Sat, March 16, 2019 10:15:10
Back to the site off Stubbin Lane again. Jez Kenyion has been buying specialist tools to start work on the Bradfield Heritage Way Stiles Project. He is buying the timber required from Eyers, and we are going to pick the timber up and take it to store at Spitewinter Farm before April 1st. The aim is to complete 3 stile jobs and continue with the coffin path. Bring in addition to the normal cutting and digging tools( if you have them) crowbar, sledge hammer. I will bring the drill and also the sack trolley for moving big stones. Chris Dauris is coming to lead/advise on the carpentry! We will sort out who works on what at the time. It usually sorts itself out without major organisation. Let’s hope it’s stopped raining by then!

March Fixit Monday 4th

FixitPosted by Jan Sat, February 23, 2019 20:23:14
We are going back to the coffin trail off Stubbin Lane to reveal the next stretch of the paved way, but at the same time starting the first job of The Bradfield Heritage Trail, which is stile number 7. We will improve the stone work of the stile and put in a grab post to make it more user friendly. Jez from The 40’s Group will be coming and will arrange to purchase the timber needed. Parking as usual on the track which should be nice and dry. Bring digging tools, pick axes and cutting tools, as there are brambles on this stretch. Buy The Sheffield Telegraph this coming Thursday as there is an article about The Bradfield Heritage Trail Project and The Fixit Group, also the funding raised by Terry Howard to finance the improvements to the Trail. We would also like to go to the next stile job to discuss our improvement work in April.

February Fixit Monday 4th

FixitPosted by Jan Fri, January 25, 2019 15:06:28
Tony wants us to do a job in Bolsterstone in February.
It is a path improvement job, some levelling, widening, cutback and 2or 3 steps

Bring cutting and digging tools.
It is up a paved private road leading to Cote House off Sunny Bank Road
As it is quite a long way to Bolsterstone, I suggest that 4 of us go in one car. David Hoggs is the biggest! So with David's ok it will be Lis, David K, me and David Hogg?

We will go back to The Coffin Route Path to tackle the next field in March!

If anyone would like to go to a meeting with Terry Howard about The Bradfield Heritage Trail Project it is on February 22nd at 10.30 at The Woodland Discovery Centre in Ecclesall Woods on Abbey Lane.

Any queries! Phone my mobile

Fixit January Monday 7th

FixitPosted by Jan Sat, December 29, 2018 15:23:59
Happy New Year Fixiteers We are going back to the site of the cancelled Fixit in December. Tony has arranged for Dreadlocks Dave to bring the tamping tools. I will book a table at The Old Horn High Bradfield again for a celebratory drink/lunch Bring the usual digging tools. I will bring the newly acquired tools to show you and distribute. Any queries call me. Hopefully the weather will be kind this month!

Meeting on November 27th

FixitPosted by Jan Thu, November 22, 2018 18:49:02
The meeting with Terry Howard will be at 10.30 in the car park in Low Bradfield. I gather we are going to look at and discuss the jobs on the Bradfield Heritage Trail. Volunteers from Doncaster are joining us. There are 7 of us coming.
Our regular fixit on December 3rd is a return to the site off Stubbin Lane.

Tony and Sam want us to tamp down the turf we removed in order to expose the coffin trail. They are bringing tampers to do the job.
They want us to make the path wide enough for 2 people to pass!

I think we might divide into 2 groups,one tamping and the other starting work on the next field.

Please bring all the usual digging tools and if you have anytamping tools, bring them.

I have booked a table at The Old Horn, High Bradfield for us to have a Xmas meal/drink for 1.30





Meeting re Bradfield Heritage Project

FixitPosted by Jan Sun, November 18, 2018 20:28:27
Terry Howard would like a meeting with the Fixit team on either 27th Tuesday or 28th Wednesday in Bradfield. It would be from 10 am to 3 pm including lunch. It is to discuss the Bradfield Heritage Project, and there may be other volunteers from Doncaster coming. Please phone me in the next 2 days to tell me which day you prefer and/or whether you are available. 07811161980 Regards, Jan

November 5th Monday

FixitPosted by Jan Mon, October 29, 2018 14:41:30
Decision made not to do pathwork/bridge work along Lodge Moor path following a reccy with Tony.

So! Something a bit different on Monday. We could call it a reclamation! Or even an archeological dig!

The work will be exposing an old 'coffin route' and just seeing whats hidden below the grass and brambles. We will try to find out more about it from local historians. If anyone fancies researching, that would be great!

The path is a right of way above the Loxley Road.

To get there go up Loxley Road, turn right past the Loxley Nurseries and continue until a turn onto Stubbing Lane. Follow up this lane until you see a dirt/farm track off to the left on a bend.

Go carefully to avoid ruts until you see a footpath sign on your left hand side. Parking on the grass to the right of the track.

Bring digging tools, spades, pick axes etc.

See you there between 9.45 and 10

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