The prolonged winter took its toll on the hides at Ogston and over the last weekend quite a number of outstanding jobs were done to help keep them as watertight as we possibly can. The Sue Worsey hide has had a complete recovering of the roof in addition to storm boards being added to protect the new felt from heavy winds.
The recording hide roof has also had a number of repairs done to it to help keep the rain out. Both hide roofs were in good condition but when the wind blows and it’s raining, water can get into the hides. Hopefully the running repairs will help stop this happening.
Another area needing looking at was the boardwalk leading to the main recording hide. Part of this was starting to break up. Here, all the damaged boards were removed and replaced with new timbers, making everything safe and sound once more.
A special thankyou must go to Dick Johnson, on this occasion ably helped by Mike Conroy, both members spent the best part of two days undertaking all the work to keep the hides and boardwalks in top condition.