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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...

FUNDRAISING UPDATE

FUNDRAISING UPDATE

Currently we have 124 lines each week on Twincl that is raising £3224 per year for the trust. A big thank you to all that have purchased tickets. Since the inception in July 2018...

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...

TICKETHOUSE LOCK GETS A SPRING CLEAN

TICKETHOUSE LOCK GETS A SPRING CLEAN

After a busy Saturday by the Newport Support Group, member Dave Jones recently spent another couple of days de-weeding and generally tidying up the Lock outside the Tickethouse in Newport.  Thanks for the work...

WAPPENSHALL OWL AND BAT BOXES.

WAPPENSHALL OWL AND BAT BOXES.

Please follow this link (link) to see time lapse photography of our volunteers constructing an owl box and bat box in the roof space of the Transshipment Warehouse at Wappenshall Junction, the home of...

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...