Thank you Tony Bardwell for your magnificent contribution to the Wendover Canal Trust over the past decade. After more than ten years devotion to the Wendover Canal restoration, culminating in the role of Operations Director, Tony Bardwell has now stepped down for a well-earned rest.
With a welcoming approach, he has encouraged many new volunteers to join our ranks. He also encouraged them to learn new skills to aid our progress, as well as the important health and safety practices essential on site. This was a vital ingredient in ensuring safe working conditions during the current pandemic.
Tony has always been a great innovator. His most recent development has been the “Bentomatic”. This has enabled us to lay 40 metres of canal lining continuously, through an ingenious excavator attachment. In moving to a slightly quieter life, Tony will still be seen on site during our work parties. He’ll be making his knowledge and skills available to others as well as developing who knows what.
We are pleased to welcome team leader Chris Bent, who has stepped up to cover the role of Operations Director. This will initially be until the end of March, when he goes away for three months, and then on his return.