Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Great Teamwork!

Lock painting and fencing repairs at Lock 15.
Vegetation cutting on the Museum Green and a general tidying. Great teamwork and a welcome to our newest volunteer Nick.

Friday, 18 May 2018

'Big Day'

Stoke Bruerne Canal Partnership's Adoption Group. A couple of extra days to prepare for the 'Big Day'. Hedges trimmed, grass cutting, signs washed and painted and the top gates of Lock 15 smartened up. Thanks to everyone for their help.

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Spring Clean time at Stoke Bruerne

Spring Clean time at Stoke Bruerne. After the required training and formal assessment, we got busy cleaning some of the picnic tables on the Museum Green and also the pond dipping platforms at Lock 18. Good to be able to get some painting work completed - along with weeding, edging out and litter picking. Thanks to all of our great group of Volunteers.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

2 huge bucket fulls of snowdrops!

Stoke Bruerne Canal Partnership - Adoption Group Task Day 11th April 2018. Adding extra protective rails and replacing rotten rails around the side ponds at Lock 15. Another 150 metres of edging out the Woodland Walk path and planting 2 huge bucket fulls of snowdrops - donated by one of our volunteers. A great day - despite the damp and foggy conditions. Thanks to all involved yesterday.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Getting down to it....Stoke Bruerne style

Stoke Bruerne Canal Partnership - Adoption Group Task Day. Lock maintenance - Lock 15. Installation of new half barrel planters at the Top Lock. Clearing the winter debris and rubbish for the Dry Lock. General tidy of the gardens around the Museum area. A great days work with our 10 volunteers, assisted by Tom Freeland and Chairman of the Friends of the Canal Museum.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

An architectural find!

By Kathryn Dodington
A 'normal' adoption day yesterday with one 'team' continuing with the offside cutback between the top lock and the tunnel portal.
The second team attacked the ivy at Lock 15 in an attempt to eventually open up the side ponds for demonstration purposes now the trees at the back of the side ponds have been felled.
The exciting bit of the day was uncovering a little of the 'shop' that the late David Blagrove always said was there - it's in remarkably good condition. Such a shame that David (who died in August-2016) was not there to share the 'excitement' of uncovering something he always knew was there, but I did have the opportunity to discuss it with his widow, Jean, last night. Some more interpretation is needed I suspect.

Saturday, 3 February 2018

...A couple of moorhens joined us

An additional February Task Day to assist our CRT bankside team with the emplacement of additional
mooring rings. A couple of moorhens joined us - but they found more interesting things than us in the dug out spoil.