IWA Lichfield Branch Path Widening Work Party

Rugeley Work Party 2013 March. Digging out a tree stump

Issue date: 15th March 2013

IWA Lichfield Branch continued itswork on the Trent & Mersey Canal at the beginning of March with a work party at Rugeley.  The location was the footpath between Wolseley Road and the top of the ‘Bloody Steps’, leading to the Canal.  The task was to remove several small trees, bushes and old tree stumps to widen the path, in preparation for levelling and resurfacing later in the month.

Judicious applications of bowsaws, loppers, mattocks and spades saw the job completed by early afternoon, including two welcome breaks for refreshments. Working on a weekday meant fewer interruptions for passing pedestrians, but the path was still well used by walkers, dog walkers, joggers, families and even someone going to work across the valley, who were all appreciative of the improvements being made.

Photo by Phil Sharpe.