August 2017 work party report

The combination of a large turnout of volunteers and good weather permitted substantial progress to be made at both the Redwith and Pryces Bridge sites.  The destructive search, the first major task of the Phase […]

July 2017 work party report

The Society marked the official launch of the Heritage Lottery Fund funded work on the canal by, appropriately, beginning substantive work on the Phase 1B channel. This work, together with further work on the Phase […]

June 2017 work party report

This report covers two separate work parties spread over two weekends and eight days. All of the action was on Phase 1A and saw the base of the channel in first 25m from Pryces Bridge […]

May 2017 work party report

A glance back through the reports of May work parties over the recent past shows two recurring themes –  a highly productive four days and unseasonably good weather. Thus it was no great surprise that […]

April 2017 work party report

The April event attracted near record numbers of volunteers (16,23 and 18 for the respective days) who got through prodigious amounts of work spread on three separate sites. The main tasks over the three days […]

March 2017 work party report

This may have been the first restoration work party of the year but it didn’t feel like it. The main reason for this, of course, was that the Society’s efforts over the winter had been […]

Winter 2016/2017 work parties report

This winter, rather than hedge-laying, we are clearing and coppicing the hedges between bridges and 84 and 85, in preparation for further channel restoration. The ‘hedge’ here has not been laid for so long that […]

November 2016 work party report

This may have been the last scheduled restoration work party this year but it distinctly lacked any ‘end of term’ feeling. One of the reasons for this was undoubtedly the boost to morale caused by […]

October 2016 work party report

This was one of the most productive work parties to date on the current Phase 1A section. The three day effort saw the newt ponds, the stonework on the mooring wall, and the shaping of […]

September 2016 work party report

Society volunteers were in action at three separate locations over the four days of the September work party. The main construction work was on the newt ponds at Redwith, and on the mooring wall back […]