Some pictures of the major works carried out over the years.
Working Party January – March 2014
Frosty start on a cold January morning
It’s cold work in February, clearing excess wood off cuts and brambles In Draycott
Our best ever turn out for a Working Party
Borrowash - Spring - I can’t see a cat...
Nope - it’s not here either…
Sandiacre Lock open day – cold and very wet
A bridge to far…Draycott drain work
A gap in the fence causing problems?
Problem solved! Draycott – March
Crack Willow along the Borrowash stretch
Spring with all its glory, but the birds are coming
Working Party & Shows April – August 2014
Borrowash hedge laying and tidy up - April
One of the walking parties on the Northern Canal Meeting at Swarkestone in April
Some of the problems facing the Sandiacre tidy up in April
April - The Sandiacre tidy-up crew posing for a photo shot
Glass clearing – Spondon Winding Hole May
We never did find that missing pound coin!
Chellaston Spirit Show - The start of the tent erecting, first thing in the morning
Spirit of Chellaston Show- June
Elf and Safety – note the Funeral directors next to us at Chellaston!
Our first ever Spot the Kingfisher winner at the Chellaston Spirit
Canal bank clearing – Draycott, July 2014
Urgent footpath clearing in Draycott, July. Spot the Knotweed.
Balsam Bashing in The bed at Draycott – July 2014
Work along the Canal Bank at Draycott in July
Breaston Navigation support weekend
Working Party & Shows September – October 2014
September, the start of the last 200 meters of hedge laying
Draycott bramble clearing September, Hopwell Road End
The Borrowash fire brigade at work September 2014
October – the start of the hedge laying at Draycott.
And you think the hedge in your garden is a pain!
The good work on the hedge cutting in the first week.
The gap between the two teams is closing – Draycott, October 19th (Posed by an actor).
Hedge laying at Draycott
So close, yet so far, just 6 metres to go!
Peter hedge cutting halfway along the stretch
Hedge laying at Draycott in the Spring of 2014
Ullicker’s Bridge, Borrowash
Ullicker's bridge 1990 before restoration
Ullicker's Bridge, Borrowash after rebuilding 1998
Borrowash Bottom Lock
Same site after illegally filled in
Emptied of 1,500 tonnes of fill
Rebuilding the top sluice
Lock entrance being cleared
Preparation for placing coping stones
Borrowash Bottom Lock - Coping Stones in Place