Whilst waiting for the group to arrive Jo and Carole were amazed by the amount of birdsong they could hear in such a built up area. Their meeting point was at the entrance to a narrow public footpath which cut through a housing estate and ran past a building site and a cricket pitch.
Once the walk began we came across this sign
John could not resist the allure of this digger busy breaking the ground, creating space for new houses
Lilac bushes escaped the confines of suburban gardens, providing a blush of subtle colour at the side of the dark, shady pathway. Broken glass lay glittering in the mud, and the calling cards left by less than caring dog owners. We also spotted a mini windmill attached to the side of a house.
The sky wasn't at its most photogenic, but gardens gave colour to the day.
Once at the entrance to the middle section of our bridge Jo produced her visual of the woven bunting and explained that, like the tree tent created in Finedon on the previous walk, this would be a very temporary addition to the bridge.
Jo had found some wonderful fabric with really strong colours and texture and had devised a fixing method using the ever trusty cable tie! Carole was tasked with organising the weaving on the bridge whilst Jo worked with the documentary team who would film some of the activity for the Light Walks film.
These two photos were taken by John
and the event was filmed diligently by Jo, Sam and Daniel
During the installation the weaving team received toots of encouragement from the passing traffic, we wondered if any of them had read Jo's Tweet earlier that morning!
Everyone worked in small groups, trying to create
as little distraction as possible to passing vehicles.
Two Light Walks team members were extremely brave as both were incredibly nervous about heights so it took great courage and determination for them to cross the bridge.
Everyone gave cheers and shouts of encouragement as they made it to the other side, no one wanted them to miss Carolyn's Jubilee treats!
Whilst waiting for the intervention to be completed they made friends with this beautiful pony.
Here is the jubilant Light Walks team, glowing with pride after their weaving triumph and ready for the next part of the walk.
It seemed amazing and strange to have walked through housing, across a main road and to find ourselves back in the countryside on a narrow path enclosed by trees, hedges, wild undergrowth and cow parsley.
We tried not to disturb the sheep and lambs as we walked past, but they were full of the joys of Spring and bounced off across the field, leaving us to our picnic.
Homemade herb scones with cream cheese and smoked salmon horseradish
with lovingly created Victoria Sponge
After the picnic we returned to the bridge to remove our beautiful bunting.
Light Walks For Dark Days May Intervention
Woven Jubilee Bunting
1.00 pm - 3.00pm, May 21st, 2012
Imagined by Miles & Dacombe
and created by the Light Walks For Dark Days Team