VOLUNTEERING

In case you think that volunteering on Sheen Common is a new idea look at this item from a Liberal Party news sheet from 1989. Yes, 1989 when our first female PM was still reigning supreme and feeling confident about the imminent passage of her community charge (poll tax) bill, Phil Collins and Madonna were in the charts and Only Fools and Horses was having it’s first transmission.
This was a work party restoring the pond - an area that could do with more attention today. The reason that this clipping survived is that my wife identified me on the far right of the photograph, apparently gazing into space and making no obvious contribution to the work. I suppose the fact that I am still working on the Common after 28 years attests to the keep-fit qualities of Holly and Laurel bashing.

Mike Phillips, FOSC Committee