Where is it? WRG volunteers have supported the regeneration of the ‘Mon and Brec’ for many years and in recent years our focus has been to help restore the Ty Coch Lock Flight, creating a resource for the local community and visitors to Cwmbran.
What is the work for the camps? After successfully running our first archaeological camp in 2017, where volunteers uncovered a lock keepers cottage at Drapers Lock, we will spend spend another week digging trial pits to hopefully uncover more artefacts from the canals industrial past. Over both weeks volunteers will also learn traditional heritage techniques, including repointing and rebuilding using lime mortar to restore Cabin Lock as well as clearing vegetation from the Five Locks Flight. These camps will give volunteers the chance to take part in a wide range of activities so book now and help us bring this 200 year waterway back to life.
Why is it important? It is hoped this project will make people more aware of the buried history associated with the construction and working lives of canals. This project highlights the benefits canal restoration brings to local communities, contributing positively to both the economic, social regeneration and the conservation of the communities’ local heritage.
What skills are needed? No skills necessary - our leader and assistant will guide you through every task!
When is the Canal Camp?
Saturday 11th - Saturday 18th August 2018
Leadership Team: Ralph Mills & Dave Burdett
Cook: Anne-Marie Burdett