August 2021 work party report

It was a case of bash on despite the weather over the two August weekends. The headline news is that lining/blocking has started at long last, and that the Hell Hole is no more! Heavy […]

July 2021 work party report

This month saw two ‘milestone events’ on the construction programme reached. The fourth and final bank requiring surcharge was finished, and the protracted preparations for the start of lining work were, at long last, completed. […]

June 2021 work party report

Six days of volunteer effort in June was split between three main tasks – the continuing construction of the banks in the subsidence areas; preparations for the start of lining of the middle section of […]

May 2021 work party report

This month featured two highly successful but contrasting work parties. In the first a large turnout of volunteers ticked off a long list of jobs in four different locations. The second was a more focused […]

April 2021 work party report

This month featured two highly successful but contrasting work parties.  In the first a large turnout of volunteers ticked off a long list of jobs on four different sites. The second was a more focussed […]

March 2021 work party report

To the general relief of all concerned, site work recommenced at the Vernal Equinox, otherwise known as the first day of Spring.  Believe it or not this is the fifth time the society has had […]

December 2020 work party report

Welcome to the final edition of the work party report in this year like no other. It gives the lowdown on six days of work spread over two consecutive weekends. The big news is that […]

November 2020 work party report

The major task during the month’s two work parties was building the two 40 metre long sections of bank in the subsidence areas located at roughly mid-point in Phase 2. The work involved shifting large […]

October 2020 work party report

The Jet Stream played a major role in the success of the two work parties this month. By obligingly keeping north of the British Isles we were treated to a run of mild and, critically, […]

September 2020 work party report

The recipe for successful work parties includes two essential ingredients.  Our old friend ‘the weather’ provided the first of these with five and a half days of dry conditions.  The second ingredient – the correct […]