Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Getting down to it....Stoke Bruerne style

Stoke Bruerne Canal Partnership - Adoption Group Task Day. Lock maintenance - Lock 15. Installation of new half barrel planters at the Top Lock. Clearing the winter debris and rubbish for the Dry Lock. General tidy of the gardens around the Museum area. A great days work with our 10 volunteers, assisted by Tom Freeland and Chairman of the Friends of the Canal Museum.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

An architectural find!

By Kathryn Dodington
A 'normal' adoption day yesterday with one 'team' continuing with the offside cutback between the top lock and the tunnel portal.
The second team attacked the ivy at Lock 15 in an attempt to eventually open up the side ponds for demonstration purposes now the trees at the back of the side ponds have been felled.
The exciting bit of the day was uncovering a little of the 'shop' that the late David Blagrove always said was there - it's in remarkably good condition. Such a shame that David (who died in August-2016) was not there to share the 'excitement' of uncovering something he always knew was there, but I did have the opportunity to discuss it with his widow, Jean, last night. Some more interpretation is needed I suspect.

Saturday, 3 February 2018

...A couple of moorhens joined us

An additional February Task Day to assist our CRT bankside team with the emplacement of additional
mooring rings. A couple of moorhens joined us - but they found more interesting things than us in the dug out spoil.

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Rabbit guards checked

First task day of the New Year on Wednesday. 10 volunteers spent the day siding out sections of towpath and the Woodland Walk - including removing several fallen small trees and branches - the result of storm Eleanor. One new oak tree planted and the hedge saplings which we planted 2 years ago where all inspected and rabbit guards checked. A productive day in glorious sunshine. Thanks to all our volunteers.