Author: Bernie Jones

IRONBRIDGE GORGE MUSEUM TRUST HELPS SNCT

IRONBRIDGE GORGE MUSEUM TRUST HELPS SNCT

The Foundry Manager, Roger Frewtrell, has kindly offered to assist us by casting some very important Tie-Rod End Plates that will be used to ensure the upper sections of the gable end walls of...

DONATED BOAT GETS A SPRING CLEAN

DONATED BOAT GETS A SPRING CLEAN

Member Janis Smith has generously donated her narrowboat to the Trust. Moored at Blackwater Marina in Ellesmere, nb Wittsend was in need of a bit of TLC and a good clean. Shrewsbury based members...

WAPPENSHALL WEEKLY JOB LIST

WAPPENSHALL WEEKLY JOB LIST

Our work party Leader, Phil Jones, has notified the following list of tasks that need to be tackled this Friday and Saturday (17th & 18th January 2020). If you would like to come to...

NEWPORT FEBRUARY WORK PARTY – DATE CHANGE

NEWPORT FEBRUARY WORK PARTY – DATE CHANGE

All volunteers please note that the usual first Saturday in the month work party at Newport will change to the second Saturday for February only. Meet at the usual time of 1000 Hrs at...

WE “RAMP UP” ACTION AT WAPPENSHALL!

WE “RAMP UP” ACTION AT WAPPENSHALL!

To enable us to get into the East basin to construct the retaining wall along the towpath, we needed to build a ramp. It will be used to get both materials and our volunteers...

MORE PROGRESS AT WAPPENSHALL

MORE PROGRESS AT WAPPENSHALL

At the last work party before Christmas 13 volunteers turned out to make some significant progress with the installation of further joists and rafters in the Transhipment Warehouse. Another team busied themselves by taking...

JULIE SHARMAN VISITS WAPPENSHALL

JULIE SHARMAN VISITS WAPPENSHALL

Canal & River Trust’s Chief Operating Officer, Julie Sharman, took time out from her busy schedule to pay our volunteers a visit at Wappenshall’s work party yesterday. Julie took a great interest in all...

WAPPENSHALL’S EAST BASIN – FROM THE AIR!

WAPPENSHALL’S EAST BASIN – FROM THE AIR!

Many thanks to member Jon Birchall for taking his drone down to Wappenshall and getting the spectacular photograph below, which shows how SAMCO have progressed with digging out the spoil from the East Basin....

DREDGING AT NEWPORT

DREDGING AT NEWPORT

Contractors have started dredging the section of the Newport Canal towards the A41. In the photo below Summerhouse Bridge can be seen in the background. The silt is excavated and placed into a barge, which is...

WAPPENSHALL’S EAST BASIN GETS DUG OUT!

WAPPENSHALL’S EAST BASIN GETS DUG OUT!

Monday 28th October 2019 will go down as one of the most significant dates for our Thomas Telford @ Wappenshall Wharf project. Phase 1 of Plan B will see the smaller warehouse restored and...