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Due to having to source (and fund) public liability insurance for visitors to the Post, to appease our landlords land agent, we cannot say when we will next be holding an open day. This insurance is being arranged but as you can imagine is a specialised area and is not happening quickly. Please watch this page for updates, we are treating this as a priority.
Sorry for the lack of updates here recently, life seems to have got in the way! Our Open Days this year have been quiet but I think the weather has had a big part in that, however we’ve had some really great visitors and even managed to recruit some members for the Royal Observer Corps Association.
Among our visitors was Dr Sam Christie an independent film maker who is making a documentary so spent two days filming with us. More recently we’ve had Penrith and Keswick Fire Brigade crews practicing a casualty evacuation.
There have also been one or two additions this year including a new shelter to replace our wrecked gazebo and a present from John Gedge of a set of used Mk1 maroons and a home made trainer set of the later type maroons (non functioning).
Our, new to us, van helped greatly with getting ready for the day (would have been even better if I’d loaded the BPI and clock!). With the help of 37 Post restorer John George Little we were set up in record time, not that we needed to be as the only 4 visitors we had before lunch decided they didn’t want to go down into the Post?
After lunch was a different thing with many of the 22Grp faithful appearing along with a steady flow of new visitors, many local but some not so, our farthest travelled were from Vancouver. Small world syndrome struck, the first two visitors we had came from Chester-le-Street inspired to visit by a visit to the trashed Sacriston Post in 23 Group, later in the day we had a visit by the former L/Obs of Sacriston Post and her family.
Dates for future Open Days are being worked out this week, watch this space (or Facebook, or our Twitter feed).
Quick trip to the Post today, everything found in good order although the field is quite muddy. Not much to do before April 23rd other than charge the lighting batteries. Saw our landlords as we usually do, busy farming as always!