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Holywell Cemetery, Oxford30 Aug 2015
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Holywell Cemetery, Oxford10 Jan 2015
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Holywell Cemetery, Oxford30 Mar 2014
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Mixing it up

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Mixing team 2

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"Like icing a cake"

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Attention to detail

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Job done, for today at least

Holywell Cemetery, Oxford22 Dec 2013
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Holywell Cemetery, managed for wildlife...

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...and a haven of tranquility for quiet contemplation.

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Each mid-winter we clear some of the brambles between the memorials...

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...and the ivy from off the memorials to stop them from disappearing entirely.

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Some unexpected winter sunshine.

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At the end of the day a large area of brambles has been cleared...

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...and other wild flowers will have an opportunity to grow before the brambles return once more.

Holywell Cemetery, Oxford23 Sep 2012
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Work under way on the wall

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Mixing lime mortar

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We had to cover the wall as we went along, because of the rain!

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The rain was very persistent

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Protecting our handiwork with plastic weighed down by smaller stones

Holywell Cemetery, Oxford6 May 2012
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These errant stones have escaped from the wall at Holywell

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The escaping stones have left a gap in the boundary

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Never fear, OCV volunteers are here! Lime mortar is mixed in buckets

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The raw materials are mixed into a thick paste. This'll keep those pesky stones in place

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The first layer of stones has been put back in place

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A good flat layer makes a solid base for the next layer

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Sometimes old mortar or annoying corners are removed with a chisel

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Lime mortar is indistinguishable from OCV porridge (come on a resi if you don't believe me)

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These stones are now back in their rightful places

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Plastic sheeting to make sure the mortar sets solid

Holywell Cemetery, Oxford2 Jan 2011
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The new Triple-S kettle in action

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Holywell Cemetery, Oxford13 Apr 2008
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Michelle sneaks up behind Peter with loppers - fancy a haircut Peter?

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All the old headstones are leaning at interesting angles

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Bonfire - plus rainbow!

Holywell Cemetery, Oxford27 Jan 2008
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Brambles and ivy cleared from the headstones needed to be burnt

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The bonfire raged...

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Volunteers survey their handiwork as the bonfire dies down

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Holywell Cemetery, Oxford
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Sitting down for lunch

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