Ivy can't believe it!
6 GoodGymers made their way 4.0km to help the Crystal Palace Museum in Bromley.
- Monday, 30th of January 2023
It was only 2 weeks ago that we were at the Water Tower, but it felt much warmer this time 🔥
At the Bridge House we welcomed Catherine back to GoodGym after meeting last year, and set off for our uphill run to the Crystal Palace Museum 🏃
After tricking John 😈 by getting to the site via the back route instead of the front to find it empty (he heard many voices, so soon realised!), we readied our head torches and went inside to start work. Not full of water anymore (or it would make our job of mucking it out a lot harder 🤿), these towers once ensured the fountains ⛲ in the park had a plentiful supply of water through gravity, and the Museum want to open them up so people can step inside and marvel.
Like last time, sieving of soil was a top priority, with Stephen, Hannah and Catherine rotating to rattle the supermarket basket 🧺 to separate all the stuff in the ground. Two wheelbarrows were filled - another step to clearing the tower!
Sami dug out new soil for the sieving team to work through, while Ian and Cat set about cutting up all the ivy we brought down last time. It wasn't long before the ivy bug hit again, though, and the three had another sheet attached to the central column in their sights. We got a good chunk of it down and stopped the rest from growing further, which was a great result.
We said our goodbyes to John and headed up to the top of the park for a gentle jog the long way down back to Bridge House.
Great stuff, all! Next week we're not far away as we head into St Christopher's Hospice shop at Crystal Palace to sort through donations - see you there 👋
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Thanks for a fun evening and such a lovely warm welcome back 😄 Looking forward to another sesh when I'm back from the Highlands!
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