In an all-action display on Saturday a small but determined team won an important battle against nature, clearing the way for netting to be erected behind the posts and also just making the place look better.

Starting at 9.00am and finishing at 5.00pm with a drink and food, pictures show our happy band chopping, hacking and watching others work. Sadly, they ignore the two lonely painters who splashed white paint about on the railings and, thanks to the strong wind and their lack of expertise, on themselves.

Finished!

Thanks to Mike Baxter of the Sideline Slurpers and Doug for the photos, and to Claudia from Blackheath Ladies and her chap for their work. Deeds not words. Bellissimo.