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> It's like the Somme out there
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post Oct 23 2012, 07:39 PM
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A right state, I expect this will not recover until mid next year when it dries out a fair bit and they can re seed the grass.
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post Oct 23 2012, 07:52 PM
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QUOTE (Druidor @ Oct 23 2012, 08:39 PM) *
A right state, I expect this will not recover until mid next year when it dries out a fair bit and they can re seed the grass.


Presumably same applies to racecourses, football pitches and the like. Not convinced we haven't got the horticultural expertise on tap - after all the racecourse is just down the road and if memory serves me right that's grass.


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post Oct 24 2012, 06:51 AM
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QUOTE (Berkshirelad @ Oct 22 2012, 05:10 PM) *
A bit of an extreme comparison IMO.

I don't see trenches, barbed wire or 1000s of dead soldiers like the Somme

Like a ploughed field maybe


I didn't see any dead soldiers when I was last in the Somme - lots of mud though.
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post Oct 24 2012, 09:11 AM
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QUOTE (On the edge @ Oct 23 2012, 08:52 PM) *
Presumably same applies to racecourses, football pitches and the like. Not convinced we haven't got the horticultural expertise on tap - after all the racecourse is just down the road and if memory serves me right that's grass.

I don't understand the comparison. Do HGVs drive over the racecourse then? They don't even let the horses run if the going is too heavy......
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post Oct 24 2012, 11:57 AM
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QUOTE (dannyboy @ Oct 24 2012, 10:11 AM) *
I don't understand the comparison. Do HGVs drive over the racecourse then? They don't even let the horses run if the going is too heavy......


Horses can do just as much damage and there are other examples where a little ground work quickly restores what often seem irrecoverable situations.


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post Oct 24 2012, 11:59 AM
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QUOTE (On the edge @ Oct 24 2012, 12:57 PM) *
Horses can do just as much damage and there are other examples where a little ground work quickly restores what often seem irrecoverable situations.

I'd like to see the horses that can do the damage that has been done to Northcroft......
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post Oct 24 2012, 01:47 PM
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QUOTE (NWNREADER @ Oct 22 2012, 07:51 PM) *
Yes, it has been like that before, and the ground recovers amazingly in a short time. Nature, you see......
QUOTE (On the edge @ Oct 24 2012, 12:57 PM) *
Horses can do just as much damage and there are other examples where a little ground work quickly restores what often seem irrecoverable situations.

Nobody is saying that it's irrecoverable and I don't doubt that Nature will lend it's hand and see that the area is back and usable at some time in the near (or not so near) future, but it IS unnecessary and it does happen at the wrong time of the year for that recovery to be a rapid recovery.

Damage happens every year at Glastonbury and the like and I imagine the recovery is pretty quick because of the time of year it occurs. BUT those music festivals take place with the full support of the landowners and don't impact greatly on surrounding residents. The fact that local kids can't kick a ball around the weeks after the music festival ends is of no consequence because they couldn't generally do that before anyway.


With Goldwell Park there may be permission from the Town Council to use it (assuming they maintain it?) but the local kids are not going to be able to use it for a kick about for quite some time afterwards and they WERE able to use it beforehand.

Anyway I'm off to help gather the horses in from the park.....

(i agree it's not on the Somme level of mud frolics)
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post Oct 24 2012, 07:30 PM
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OK - you've convinced me. Loved the witty final comment!


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post Nov 4 2012, 04:32 PM
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*edit* I failed at edit post
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post Nov 4 2012, 04:34 PM
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QUOTE (Adrian Hollister @ Oct 23 2012, 08:30 AM) *
Don't want to be picky here, but it's just a bit of mud.

^ This

What do you expect to happen if you drag a convoy of trailers across a muddie field.

There. I fixed it for ya.
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