Issue date: 7th December 2012
A further work party on the Cheshire Lock flight of the Trent and Mersey Canal took place on Tuesday 20th November, where despite a forecast of rain a number of stalwart volunteers turned out. The volunteers continued the work previously started at Lock 53, completed the vegetation clearance and applied more undercoat to the railings. CRT supplied tools and paint and supported the event. Unfortunately the weather prevented the application of the top coat, but it is hoped that it will be done at the next work party on Saturday 19th January. Work will also be carried out to Bridge 140 adjacent to the Broughton Arms at Rode Heath.
Photo (by Bob Luscombe) shows vegetation clearance near Lock 53 (Thurlwood) on the Trent and Mersey Canal at Rode Heath. The mound on the right of the picture is the site of Thurlwood Steel Lock, this being one of the Cheshire Locks that is no longer duplicated.