Wednesday, June 6, 2018

ERRINGDEN BOARDWALK OPENING

A good crowd met on Erringden Moor to formally open the boardwalks. Christopher Goddard led a walk up from Dauber Bridge, some walked from Bell House and others walked over from Horsehold.




Robin Tuddenham , chief executive of Calderdale thanks Mrs Julia Gray who funded the project. He commented that it was national volunteers week and how the council relied on volunteers to deliver local services. As a runner, he will be using the route in future events

Richard Peters, secretary of CROWS thanked loads of people who made the project feasible:
  • All the runners, walkers and bikers who came up to transfer all the timber
  • Jan Gibson from Highways who helped us get over some large hurdles
  • Local residents and landowners who supported the project, especially Liz Smith at Bell House
  • White Ribbon staff who had to suffer 2000 staples being hammered in while they were trying to work upstairs
  • CROWS volunteers under the expert supervision of Dick Stephenson who put all the boardwalks together in record time
  • Calderdale Countryside Service for making the finger post.


Robin Tuddenham then unveiled the finger post



The event was ended by the Drifting CROWS - an impromptu local four piece singing group who sang  "Over  The Boardwalk"




Oh, when the rain beats down and fills up all the pools in the bog

And your feet are so wet, you wish your muddy boots were on a log

Over the boardwalk, up on the moor, yeah
In the footsteps of the Coiners is where we'll be

Chorus (do sing/ clap/sway along)

(Over the boardwalk)  Out of the scum

(Over the boardwalk)  We'll be havin' some fun
(Over the boardwalk)  People strolling dry
(Over the boardwalk)  We'll be walking high
Over the boardwalk, boardwalk

On the moor  you hear the floating calls of snipe and curlew
Mmm, you can often find a lapwing or a CROW in view
Over the boardwalk, up on the moor, yeah
In the footsteps of the Coiners is where we'll be


Chorus
(Over the boardwalk) Out of the scum

(Over the boardwalk) We'll be havin' some fun
(Over the boardwalk) People strolling dry
(Over the boardwalk) We'll be walking high
Over the boardwalk, boardwalk

La  la-la-la-la la,  la  la-la-la-la la  la-la la,  (or hums or croons!)

La-la-la-la-la-la-la,  la-la-la-la-la-la-la  la-la  la, (or hums or croons!)
Oh, Over the boardwalk, up on the moor, yeah

In the footsteps of the Coiners is where we'll be 


Chorus

(Over the boardwalk)  Out of the scum

(Over the boardwalk)  We'll be havin' some fun
(Over the boardwalk)  People strolling dry
(Over the boardwalk)  We'll be walking high
Over the boardwalk, boardwalk



After which everyone continued across the moor - and the boardwalks - to The Robin Hood in Cragg Vale to enjoy well earned refreshments.