Volunteer Focus


Tell me a bit about yourself:

I started on the 23rd September 1990.I had an interest in waterways and I was wishing to put something back into boating experiences. I wanted to get outdoors as a change to working in an office.

What new skills have you learnt since volunteering for WRG?

Over the years I’ve learnt how to operate a barrow hoist, dumper, excavator, wood chipper and roller. I now use them on the camps and digs that I go on and really enjoy the technical/machinery side. I have also learnt how to hedge lay as well as brick and block laying.

What do you enjoy most about volunteering with WRG?

The fact that you can meet up with someone after 18 months and pick up the conversation where you left off.

In your opinion why is WRG so important?

WRG has and teaches a repository skills, equipment and expertise which can assist local canal societies with their projects.

What’s your proudest WRG moment?

Being told that me brickwork was better than John Pontefracts’.




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