On February 27th the Mardon volunteers enjoyed beautiful weather for the Spring work day. We divided into two groups. One group re-cut the ends of the T-shaped reeve and explored its possible continuation. They then moved on to re-cut an area of second world war trenches on the east slope. The rest of us worked on clearing two very large second world war trenches on the west side of the moor which on first sight appeared to be simple trenches but when revealed were more complex shapes. One trench was filled with water which made for some interesting manoeuvres in clearing.

Six photos from the day …..

 

Clearing a WW2 trench ..... Photo: Rachel Watson

Clearing a WW2 trench ….. Photo: Rachel Watson

 

 

….. which proved bigger than expected. Photo: Rachel Watson

….. which proved bigger than expected. Photo: Rachel Watson

 

 

Swimming anyone? Photo: Rachel Watson

Swimming anyone? Photo: Rachel Watson

 

 

Lizard, one of four seen. Photo: Rachel Watson

Lizard, one of four seen. Photo: Rachel Watson

 

 

End of day - western work group. Photo: Rachel Watson

End of day – western work group. Photo: Rachel Watson

 

 

A helper? Photo: Rachel Watson

A helper? Photo: Rachel Watson