Catha's Seat

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Catha's Seat Construction Underway

In the long drought of news since the last post (my apologies) there's been a hive of activity on Catha's Seat. The fundraising has been completed, the order has been placed and construction has started. We'll catch up with the details at a later stage but for the moment I want to do two things

Firstly... make sure that the launch date is firmly in your calendars (Saturday 3rd May):

We are planning something special so start oiling your chains and pumping your tyres. We will be launching from Wye but I understand that Spokes are also looking to run a ride from Canterbury, which you can join if you are a Spokes member . Also, if you prefer to walk - it's around 5 miles from Wye or 1 mile from Chilham.

The main event up at Catha's Seat is shaping up for around 1-2.30pm.

Secondly... show you some pictures of construction:

On Tuesday we took a visit to the company constructing and installing the seats, ARC Creative Design. ARC specialise in heritage installations and were behind Sheila's Crichton Family Seat near Canterbury, so were the ideal choice for the project.

Photos and comments below:

Jason the carpenter gets comfortable on some solid oak! Don't worry - it's not really going to be that high off the ground - the feet stick ~400mm into the ground so it's good and secure.
Keegan Senior tests out his Sunday newspaper reading position.

The arms give a nice comfort - allowing you to relax into the corners, and essential support for expansive gestures!

Chris from ARC shows there's plenty of room on the seats, which are designed to comfortably seat a small family (two adults and a child).

Arm design decisions were hotly debated by the team - honesty versus aesthetics. A slightly rounded shape got the final approval.
Multi Purpose Recreational Area - bike rack, yoga mat, picnic spot...

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