With several wet days adding to the mud under foot, the December 2019 work party was spent finishing the canal right next to Bridge 4, and then excavating underneath the bridge itself, some of which had to be hacked manually. The first 2 pictures are by Steve Bonser and the last by Tony Borrill. Tony […]
Yearly Archives: 2019
A wet and very muddy November work party was spent lining the base of the canal next to the Bridge 4 mooring wall, including casting reinforced cross-pieces to ensure that there is no future risk of the sides moving together. Pictures from Steve Bonser. Tony Bardwell’s monthly report is below.
Thirteen children and guardians arrived on Friday 25th evening at Green Park with the purpose of beautifying the new parkland alongside Whitehouses. Next morning the weather was not looking good, but the planting of the 2000 snowdrop bulbs started. The bonfire was lit to consume the branches left from the recent adult work party.Sunday proved […]
The ramp which led up the bank at Whitehouses was dug out, and replaced with the usual backfilled wall. More of the bed roll was installed, and some rough profiling was done further up. Pictures from Steve Bonser, the last 5 of which are a timeline since February. Also see the Operation Report from Tony […]
We spent most of the September 2019 work party smoothing and grass-seeding Whitehouses, and the offside bank all the way back to Bridge 4. Everything up there has been removed, including the access ramp to it. Some final excavated spoil was dug out of the canal-bed between Bridge 4 part-way to Little Tring, and placed […]
August 2019’s 2-week work party: 1) Strengthened in front of the Bridge 4 mooring wall; 2) Top-soil on the excavated material beyond Whitehouses, so that it can be incorporated into the field which the County Council leases to the local farmer; plus 3) further excavation. Pictures by Chris Sargeant and Steve Bonser. Tony’s monthly report […]
During our June work party, lining and blocking has reached Bridge 4, as shown in the pictures on the right, thanks to Steve Bonser. Tony’s monthly report is below.We have also recently been sent a link to a beautiful video produced by one of our supporters, showing the restored arm between Drayton Beauchamp and Bridge […]