August 16th:

Undaunted by the formidable Task List the ever dependable team of Chatburn, Crowther, Eastwood, Goodier, Johnson Snr, Pierce supplemented by Hugh Cotton and his son-in-law Jim Conlon, the Hut Warden and briefly by Clowes and the Shawcross Brothers (before they disappeared on a marathon cycle trip rounds the Peak District) swung into their well-oiled routine, the wood cutters produced from an ill-assortment of wood, a neat pile of essential fuel the for the stove. The hut has been restored to looking as bright as a pin and some essential decorating was carried out, the front door now painted in evergreen neatly sums up the energy and resilience of those attending the meet.

Axel the “DIY King” restored the cutlery draw to it’s former functional self and the dormitory fire door now closes without inhibition which was but one of the many H&S tasks that were undertaken on the audit of the report scrutinised by the beady eyes of Crowther and Johnson.