Ringing at Merryfield 23 - 25 June

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roger dickey
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Ringing at Merryfield 23 - 25 June

Postby roger dickey » Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:36 am

Last of the Nightingale sessions and similar format to the May and early June weekends.

Meet after 4:00pm on Friday at RNAS Merryfield where the Guard will be expecting us. I will draw the keys to the compound then and so drive straight through to the secure area. The programme with options will be:

Option 1:

Friday 23rd June

16:00 – 17:00 put up tents and shake out

18:00 – 20:00 put up nets (10) in the north half of the airfield, furl and return for a shower if necessary.

20:30 – 22:00 visit local pub for supper.

Saturday 24th June

04:30 Open nets

13:00 – 14:00 take down nets

15:00 – 17:00 put up nets (7) and furl on south side of airfield

18:00 Check Barn Owl boxes

19:00 Drive to pub for supper.

Sunday 25th June

04:30 Open nets and ring until late lunchtime.

13:00 Return to clear tents, clean up and return keys.

Option 2:

Friday 23rd June

16:00 – 17:00 put up tents and shake out

18:00 – 20:00 put up nets (10) at Langport Sewage Works and furl. (Langport is 20 mins from Merryfield).

20:00 – 22:00 return to Merryfield via a pub.

Saturday 24th June

04:30 - 05:00 drive to Langport and open nets.

13:00 – 14:00 take down nets

14:00 - 1430 drive to Merryfield

15:00 – 17:00 put up nets (12) and furl on north side of airfield

18:00 check Barn Owl boxes and showers.

19:00 drive to pub for supper.

Sunday 25th June

04:30 Open nets and ring until late lunchtime.

13:00 Return to clear tents, clean up and return keys.

All of course is weather dependent but ringing Nightingales has priority. As usual, I will provide coffee, tea, sugar and milk for brews plus some basic cleaning materials. Please bring your own snacks and lunch, beer, wine, whisky, folding chair and personal ringing kit. A fridge will be available for essentials such as beer. A car will be made available to ferry people back to the secure area for loos, hot brews etc.

I will provide poles, nets, guys, bird bags, ringing kit, rings but additional poles, nets and bags are always welcome.

Any queries, please get back to me through this website.

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