Waterway Recovery Group at Bowbridge Lock – July & August 2015

Posted on 27. Aug, 2015 by in Environment & Nature, Featured

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Great to hear from folk about how this project has been going.

Cotswold Canals write: WATERWAY RECOVERY GROUP Summer Camp volunteers transforming the lock chamber in readiness for gating. With the rebuild of the nearside lock wall close to the upper gate recess complete, substantial brickwork repaired on the offside and all coping stones within the chamber in place, attention was focused on safety ladders, mooring bollards and ensuring the stone quoins for the bottom gates were secure. Assistance from a contractor to speed up removal of over-stressed and loose brickwork between the offside lower gate quoin and the road bridge was welcome, and NWPG volunteers briefly helped move plywood sheets to protect the road surface.
Cotswold Canals Trust volunteers are very grateful for the influx of visiting volunteers, who undertake a pretty tough holiday and contribute selflessly to the restoration work.
To make their time more pleasant in the Cotswolds, teams are usually treated to an evening trip from Ebley Wharf on the new trust trip boat “ENDEAVOUR”. (I believe that local Fish & Chips are sometimes also on the menu)

By Sunday 16th August, the pressure was on to ensure that there would be no hold ups to the lock gates being craned in on 18th August, and that part of the nearside wall below the bottom gate quoin was reinstated. Thank you WRG for such brilliant work!

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