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November weather.

Well the weather hasn’t been kind with Threlkeld cricket club suffering badly from the monsoon rain, fortunately the Post is nice and dry even though the field is standing in water. Advantage of a slight easing in the downpour allowed a quick visit to the Post to do a security check and to mark the fittings with Smartwater. Of course this meant a trip to our friends at Threlkeld village hall tea room for refreshment, excellent as usual.

Preliminary 2016 dates.

UPDATED
Some dates for your diaries, the first planned open days for 2016 will be 23rd April and 11th June, we also intend to be open for the weekend 30th Sept – 2nd Oct to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the stand down of the posts. It is hoped that many of the restored posts across the country will also be open for this weekend to mark the anniversary.

Final Open Day of 2015

Thanks to all our visitors we’ve had a super day passing on our history. Post now stripped into 2 cars and ready to fill the attic! We’ll be having visits over the winter to do maintenance but that’s it until the first open day of 2016, watch this page for details. Thanks again for making the restoration worthwhile. I was asked today why we put so much effort into the Post and Open Days, the answer is our visitors. Thanks too for looking at this blog and taking an interest in 2 middle aged blokes having a nostalgia rush. Special thanks go to our helpers on the Open Days, John Little, Malcolm Cannings and Yvonne Thomas.
All that we’ve done wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our landlords, the Lamb family of Burns Farm, not only do they allow us to do what we do, they also keep an eye on the Post while we’re not there.

Open Day 5th September

Our next Open Day will take place on 5th September, 11am to 5pm, this will be the final Open Day for 2015, the Post will be open and equipped and weather permitting there will be a small display above ground too. Remember, if you wish to go underground you do so entirely at your own risk, this is as it was for Observers on duty, it has not been “sterilized” in the interests of health and safety. If time and helpers allow we will be able to provide hot drinks. We’ll be posting dates of 2016 Open Days here or on our Facebook page as soon as dates are finalised. Don’t forget we’re prepared to open especially for group visits if our work shifts allow.

July Open Day 2

Wow, first thing we must say is thank you to all who came along to see what we’re doing, every visitor we get is a welcome guest and we hope you feel welcome. Unfortunately we didn’t get chance to take any photo’s of the day (very remiss of us I know) so if anyone would care to send us any to share on here we’d be extremely grateful. You can get in touch via the form on the “About” page or alternatively via our Facebook page “Carlisle 51 Post – Threlkeld”

Secondly we really must pay thanks to C/Obs Malcolm Cannings for helping with underground “tourguide” duties in the Post, Obs(W) Yvonne Thomas for getting everyone signed in and organised upstairs and C/Obs Hugh Doran for staying back to help strip the Post and load the car at the end of the day.

July Open Day

Our next Open Day will take place on 11th July, 11am to 5pm, the Post will be open and equipped and weather permitting there will be a small display above ground too. We will not be catering at this event, several have decided to bring picnics but be warned the security hens may be on patrol. Remember, if you wish to go underground you do so entirely at your own risk, this is as it was for Observers on duty, it has not been “sterilized” in the interests of health and safety.

Camping.

Just a reminder to those thinking of coming to a future open day, there’s the camp site only 50yds from the Post. The Lamb family would be very happy to have you stay, we have some planning to stay there for the next one. Have a look at the website.

http://burns-farm.co.uk/

Open day.

You may have noticed a new tab at the top of this page, I’ve added a new page with photo’s of our first open day. The day was a great success and it was a tremendous pleasure to see everyone there.

Fingers crossed for good weather.

We’re hoping for good weather this coming weekend for our first Open Day, we’ll be welcoming visitors between 10:00 and 16:00, there’ll be tea, coffee, cakes and scones available for a donation to the restoration fund which is running at a severe deficit. Come along and see how we’re getting on, we’re not finished but we’re very nearly there, the paint should be dry by Saturday!

The countdown begins…

Now less than three weeks until the first open day and work continues although it seems every job completed leaves another two to do! The last couple of weeks has seen the concrete patched up following the replacement of the hatch frame, the bunks have been installed too. Unfortunately the concrete now needs painting and the bunks need rubbing down and painting, the shaft needs painting too! We’re having a work day this week to get the brushes out and hopefully to also finish the external communications wiring. Thanks to the incredible generosity of some fellow restorers we’ll have a fantastic display of equipment for the day.