Wow – what a busy Easter! WRG volunteers spent two weeks on the Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal digging, profiling, rollering and shovelling in order to create a new 275m length of canal from Over Basin. Further north on the Chesterfield Canal in Derbyshire over 20 volunteers started work on the new Staveley Town Lock – they will be returning at the end of August to carrying on block and bricklaying.
Construction of Staveley Town Lock on the Chesterfield Canal
The new lock (Staveley Town Lock, no. 5A) will enable the canal to get under a railway line a few hundred metres further on. There will be a twin lock (Railway Lock, no. 5B) on the other side of the railway line to raise the canal again. This section of the Chesterfield Canal is presently not connected to other waterways but the Chesterfield Canal Trust, in partnership with Derbyshire County Council, are working hard to complete the restoration project. © Copyright Graham Hogg and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
WRG Training Weekend
Date: 23rd/24th June Location: Lichfield Canal
Every year we run our training weekend with the main purpose of making sure that we train/refresh our volunteers for the summer work programme. We hope to run “Introduction to Bricklaying” and “Surveying” courses, along with training courses in operating items of plant such as excavators and dumpers.
Look the part on site!
The Canal Camp 2012 t-shirts are now on sale through IWA’s online shop for ONLY £8. WRG logo on the front with new 2012 design on the back.
T-shirts are available in small, medium, large, x-large, xx-large
Canal Camps 2012
The camps are filling up fast but we still have some spaces so don’t delay and book now! Each camp costs only £56 which includes food & accommodation.
CC201207 14th-21st July Manchester, Bolton & Bury Canal
Leaders: Fred Towey & Loraine Hughes
C201212 28th July-4th August Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation
CC201214 4th-11th August Cromford Canal Camp
CC201215 4th-11th August Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation
CC201217 11th-18th August Cromford Canal Camp
Leaders: Tom Rawlings & Gemma Bolton
CC201219 11th-18th August Montgomery Canal
Leaders: Martyn Worsley & Ju Davenport
CC201222 18th-25th August Montgomery Canal
Leaders: Mike Palmer & Harry Watts
CC201223 25th August – 1st Sept Chesterfield Canal
Leaders: Steve Baylis & George Rogers
CC201225 25th August – 1st Sept Montgomery Canal
Leader: Jonathan Smith