Bet you could hardly wait for this.
For too long we looked at The Stone in the car park and wondered if it would ever find its way anywhere else. I attempted to contact landscapers (just their kind of thing, you’d think, wouldn’t you?) but no-one was even slightly interested. But Jeff knew the man we needed – Alan The Builder. And sure enough, he came and looked and was quite unperturbed.
And so the day came and with it the men. Alan, Jeff and Luke. And the marvellous machine.
The Stone was to be dragged most of the way, so it was attached to the machine…
And dragging commenced….
Got it through the gate …
And on down the hill..
Into the New Garden
Time for a break….
And then, more dragging, into the Yew Walk..
And then it’s got to get through the hedge…so we need it on edge…
Just needs pulling…
And a bit of shoving
and more pulling
Then Alan digs a hole for it…
And somehow it is heaved into the hole..
and persuaded (precisely) upright..
And I bet you’d like a pretty picture by this time for your own kind of break…
Then there was a long hard effort of making concrete and barrowing it from the car park to fill the hole.
And there was The Stone – in situ! Phew!
With grateful thanks to Alan, Jeff and Luke – an amazing effort.
And we waited for the next stage…..