Cheshire Locks Work Party 20th August 2013

Issue date: 17th September 2013

Thursday 20th August saw volunteers return for another work party painting Cheshire Locks. Volunteers spent the day finishing the work started last month on Lock 50 (Lawton Locks) on the Trent & Mersey Canal and then moved on to the last of the Lawton Locks - Lock 49.

As usual, everyone worked hard and the end result was a much improved sets of locks. The day was busy with both passing boat traffic and towpath walkers, many of who stopped to talk to the volunteers expressing their appreciation for the work being done. This certainly gave a boost to the volunteers working on what turned out to be a very warm day. Many thanks once again to the returning volunteers, the new volunteers who came along for the day and to CRT for their usual support in terms of materials.

The next Cheshire Locks work party is from 10am-4pm on Saturday 21st September at lock 49, the last of the Lawton Locks. A further work party to continue working up the Cheshire Locks will take place on Tuesday 15th October.

Anyone who would like to volunteer for all or part of these days is very welcome. All tools and materials are provided by CRT, however you need to wear old clothes and stout shoes or boots and bring waterproofs, just in case!

If you have any questions regarding future work parties then please contact Bob Luscombe, Work Party Organiser, IWA North Staffordshire & South Cheshire Branch.