January/February 2018 Work Party Report

The January weekend was prefaced by a report in CRT’s National Volunteer Update, the main point of which was that the trial re-watering of Phase 1a had been a success. In fact it proved so […]

December 2017 work party report

The weekend began with some unseasonable fun and games with water: the French drain sumps in phase 1A were sealed off and the section was partially watered in preparation for being handed over to CRT […]

November 2017 work party report

This might have been the last full restoration work party of the year but any ‘end of term’ feeling was notable by its absence.  One reason for this was that the volunteers were too busy […]

Late October 2017 work party report

The additional work party tackled two major tasks both of which had to be finished before the onset of cold weather. These were to transport the material stripped from Phase 1B during the September work […]

Early October 2017 work party report

This is the third work party in a row which has resulted in a major change in the appearance of the site. This time a substantial effort on Phase 1A saw the bulk of the […]

September 2017 work party report

This work party featured a number of notable ‘firsts’ – the most important being the start of block laying in Phase 1A, and ground breaking in Phase 1B. Once more a large turnout of volunteers […]

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 […]