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Crecy Hill LWS, Tackley, Oxfordshire 7 Jun 2015
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The first straining-post complete with strut and stob, work on the gate-post holes and the second staining-post beyond.

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Installing the short stretch of wooden rail fencing between the gate's clapper-post and the second straining post

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The recycled staple fixed into the clapper post as the latch for the gate lever.

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5/8ths of the OCV team

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The finished article

Crecy Hill LWS, Tackley, Oxfordshire 6 Jan 2013
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Crecy Hill LWS, Tackley, Oxfordshire 31 Jan 2010
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Lunch time

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Lunch time

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Scrub clearance

Crecy Hill LWS, Tackley, Oxfordshire 31 May 2009
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How many OCVers does it take to build a stile?

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Completed stile

Crecy Hill LWS, Tackley, Oxfordshire 10 May 2009
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Starting a post hole

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Post-bashing

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Finishing off

Crecy Hill LWS, Tackley, Oxfordshire 20 Jul 2008
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Crecy Hill LWS, Tackley, Oxfordshire 29 Jun 2008
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Devil's-bit Scabious

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Pyramidal Orchid

Crecy Hill LWS, Tackley, Oxfordshire 1 Jun 2008
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Line-wire straining the posts; stock netting laid out and ready to staple up and complete the barrier

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Trainer Brian tying off the wire at straining post

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Finished, stock-proof, post & wire fence section!

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View east from Crecy NR

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Preparing a bolster for a crucial straining post

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New straining-post hole is completed, with the removal of a stubborn rock!

Crecy Hill LWS, Tackley, Oxfordshire 31 May 2008
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Delapidated fence? Who you gonna call...?

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Dismantling the old fence

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Birds-Foot Trefoil - an 'indicator' species of unimproved chalk grassland

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Salad Burnet - actual size about 6mm!

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Hedgerow Cranesbill

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Chris 'The Verifier' Skepper - keepin' it right 'n' exact..

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Strut jointed into straining post

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Straining post now ready to take the strain...

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Perfect line of new posts ready to take the line-wire

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Swarm of homeless honey bees, hangin' in a hawthorn hedge ;)

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Trainer Brian instructs on the science of the 'monkey strainer'

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Yellow Rattle

Crecy Hill LWS, Tackley, Oxfordshire 1 Apr 2007
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Crecy Nature Reserve path

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Crecy footpath at the point of completion

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Crecy reserve from the top

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Crecy Hill LWS, Tackley, Oxfordshire 25 Apr 2004
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Sheep graze the coarse grass, leaving the dreaded blackthorn for OCV!

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Crecy Hill LWS, Tackley, Oxfordshire
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