WRG North West

Removal of the Pant embankment - Montgomery Canal

This is now complete. Photo of the digger in action below:

Pant rail bridge. July 2017

For a detailed report of this dig, please see our October 2017 newsletter.

Further work at The Montgomery Canal

We are looking at the possibility of a dig in late April at The Montgomery Canal to finish off the work which is planned for a WRG week camp at Easter.   The work is likely to be mostly wall foundations,  then concrete pouring.  All enquiries to Ju Davenport.

Read the latest North West WRG News and the latest Paperchase News.

WRG NW is based in Manchester and, as well as organising  working weekends, they also raise lots of money to fund their work by means of 'Paperchases' - waste paper collections. This might well be the most fun you can have in Crumpsall on a wet Saturday in February, but the fish & chips and broken biscuits lunch afterwards is pretty good and is subsidised for those who turn up to work - free for first-timers.  Newcomers are very welcome to both the working weekends and the paperchases - please get in touch if you are interested.

WRG NW holds ad-hoc (committee type) meetings approximately every two months to discuss the working parties, sales stands and paperchases.  If you would like to come along, please see the details on the ad-hoc page.

BOOK STUFF - contact John Foley if you can help

Waterways World. Still looking for a copy of the August 1988 issue – we already have a copy of the article we want but need an original.

And just a reminder! Just what is happening to all those lovely Mills and Boon books people used to give us by the dozen? We have a very good customer for them and he's losing faith in us, so please talk nicely to any closet M&B reader you know and offer to make space on their shelves. Any age or condition, especially the older editions.

Next Dig Date:

13/14 January - Hollinwood Canal - please contact Mike Chase to let him know you are going and if you would like to order lunch.

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