Sunday 19 March - RHODY BASHING - Haigh Hall, Near Wigan

Bill Edwards at BTCV btcv at
Tue Mar 14 16:00:14 EST 1995

Sunday 19 March - RHODY BASHING - Haigh Hall,  Near Wigan UK

The common Rhododendron introduced as a garden flower from the East
 Mediterranean, is driving out many of the native flowers and trees. 
Its thrives on the acid soils of the moors and woods
In the north of England. No native animal will eat its bitter leaves.

Meet in the main car park 10.00. Bring waterproof, strong boots 
(steel toecaps if you can) and packed lunch. We will provide, tools, 
coffee and potatoes  to bake in the fires. 

We need to know roughly how many are coming so, 
Phone Laurence 0161 761 1438
or e-mail:- btcv at

Residential weekends cost as little as 15. Accommodation, food, 
tools, protective clothing, and transport to site are all provided. 

HaveFUN. Make new friends. Learn a NEW SKILLS. 
At the same time you will be putting something back into the 
ENVIROMENT.  All projects have skilled leaders 
who will give all the help and guidance you need. 
Anyone over the age of 18 can come along and take part.

Project 7, 31/3-2 April, Improving Access, Hawkshaw,  25
Project 8, 7-9 April, Walling, West Pennines, 25
Project 9, 5-7 May, Fence Construction, Pendle, 20
Project 10, 12-14 May, Drystone Walling, West Pennines, 25
Project 11, 19-21 May, Improve Access, Ramsbottom, 25
Project 12, 2-4 June, Drystone Walling, South Pennines,30
Project 13, 16-18 June, Improve Access, Salesbury Common, 15
Project 14, 23-25 June, Improve Access, South Cumbria,25

Projects begin Friday night, when the minibus picks you up from the railway station or 
agreed collection point. Food is provided from Friday evening to Sunday lunch. 
Everyone helps to cook and wash up.

Accommodation ranges from sleeping on mattresses on the floor of village halls to 
hostel type dormitory sleeping arrangements, with separate dinning area, lounge and 

You will need a sleeping bag, wash kit, work clothes, waterproofs and steel toe-capped 
boots / wellingtons. Safety footwear can be hired from the BTCV office.

To Get a Full Brochure or Get More Information
Phone Val Sutton 0161 872 7640 (office hours). 
Say you heard about BTCV through internet!
e-mail:- btcv at

See our WWW Page on http://WWW.demon.CO.UK/dobx/btcv.html

 North West Conservation Volunteers 
    EMail: btcv at                
     Tele: Val Sutton on 0161 872 7640                       
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