Help the Hatters Update 37 ( Water ,Water....Everywhere !)

Working Party 9

It started as just another normal, run of the mill, Help the Hatters Tuesday evening ....a heady mix of paint and elbow grease!
I had badgered the life out of our contacts in the days before and they responded brilliantly with 24 on site doing the biz, in an attempt to get the beloved stadium in good nick for Flynny`s testimonial on Friday the 18th July.
Much good work had been done on Saturday, when a smaller party set about painting 

the Hardcastle Road frontage, with the aid of a cherry picker, but with AL`s boys back in training  last night, and their cars parked the length of the road, it was clear that the final touches would have to wait until another, none training night, possibly Wednesday next week July 9.

Inside Edgeley Park the pace quickened with a large number tackling the Pop Side, and the Pop Side gates. I can proudly report that  work was  pretty close to 100% completed successfully on the former Barlow Stand.

Elsewhere Kip continued to paint the changing room corridor area and is nearing completion, as is Darren with the bits and bobs in front of the  Main Stand- only the walkway now needs further attention, and this is on Darren`s radar, and Ralph kept up the good work with the scoreboard.

A small start was also made to the Cheadle End where the Disabled section was given a coat of paint. Help the Hatters would like to make the Cheadle End the target next Tuesday, so with it being far and away the largest stand in the stadium, we will need a big turnout to ensure we complete the work- please make a note to be there....don`t miss out on the big push.
A of the mill Tuesday evening session then, except it wasn` ,following a short break for refreshments, 

Help the Hatters were joined by a contingent of local firemen who , along with Liam Cash, very generously stepped in to ensure the pitch got some water before the season opened.

 I cannot stress enough how brilliant this gesture was, but I can assure the off duty firemen that it was greatly appreciated by supporters of the Club. The pitch, with the sprinklers, pending remedial work, out of action, badly needed this life saving action done and thank you lads!( See Additional Gallery for further pics)

Scott Spencer

So, after taking in the heady news that County had signed  50 goals in 102 games ( for Hyde) England C International Scott Spencer,
Danny Hurst in spectacular action!

 and fans favourite at Southport Danny Hurst- a vastly experienced and capable keeper ,  and with    9p.m upon us, it was time to clear up......go home...and cheer the USA on against mighty Belgium, but not before agreeing to meet again for more of the same on Tuesday 8th at 18.30.
 If any additional sessions become necessary I will advise!
Car Boot Sale . Sunday July 6.

Please note that this goes ahead commencing at 06.00 and finishing at 13.00, at the Car Park on Booth Street. If you can help out please contact   

....or phone 07867856394

Ian Brown.

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