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February 2019 – 16th & 17th
Great weekend winching trees from the bed of the canal with WRG North West. The small self-seeded saplings will damage the waterproof lining if allowed to grow too big. Approximately 150 feet cleared on Saturday and another 75-100 feet on Sunday. The section on Sunday had fewer trees and more spread out, so more time and effort required to re-rig the winch. Whew! Photos by Sam Kennion

  • Before
  • Part way through the first day
  • At the end of the first day
  • At the end of the first day
  • After the first day
  • End of work on Sunday (1 of 2). The trees in the foreground are actually uprooted but need chopping off another time
  • End of work on Sunday (2 of 2). The trees in the foreground are actually uprooted but need chopping off another time

 


February 2019 – 9th & 10th

The February work party made good progress on clearing more of the rubble and earth out of the channel that runs from the top overflow to the bottom basin. We can now (just about!) see daylight through the sluice hole. Also, there was a heron looking mean, moody and magnificient. Photos by Sam Kennion


 

January 2019
Photos by Matthew Clark

  • Image 1 of 7 : The shadow of an old sluice gate at Ringley top lock
  • Image 2 of 7 : The 7-mile marker stone getting a bit of a clean
  • Image 3 of 7 : A view of the top lock of the canal – see the healthy amount of water running through
  • Image 4 of 7 : A look into the Ringley lock overflow - buried for 50 years!
  • Image 5 of 7 : The freshly laid cobbles on the towpath
  • Image 6 of 7 : A transition point between our cobbles and our new towpath surface
  • Image 7 of 7 : Volunteers John and Wendy enjoying getting stuck in

 

November 2017 Work Party
Day 2 of November's MBBCS work party when we worked at Nob End locks and surrounding areas. We continued to tidy around the area, litter picking, putting up posters and clearning the areas ready for the Art Event on the 2nd December 2017. Although there were only 5 volunteers proress was still made.

The next Work party will take place to coincide with the Art Event at Nob End locks on the 2nd and 3rd December 2017. Any new volunteers are welcome and you can get in touch by emailing workparty@mbbcs.org.uk.

Photos & Words © Lisa Astbury

  • Image 1 of 10 : Work Party 12th November, 2017 - Photo © Lisa Astbury
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Day 1 of November's MBBCS work party when we worked around the lock area at Nob End clearing areas ready for the Art Event on the 2nd
December 2017.


Photos & Words © Lisa Astbury

  • Image 1 of 6 : Work Party 11.11.17 - Photo © Lisa Astbury
  • Image 2 of 6 : Work Party 11.11.17 - Photo © Lisa Astbury
  • Image 3 of 6 : Work Party 11.11.17  - Photo © Lisa Astbury
  • Image 4 of 6 : Work Party 11.11.17 - Photo © Lisa Astbury
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  • Image 6 of 6 : Work Party 11.11.17 - Photo © Lisa Astbury

 

October 2017 Work Party
Day 2 of the October MBBCS work party. We continued to work on the off-side canal wall of the Bolton Arm clearing the wall and towpath. A lot of hard work from all volunteers involved and the area now looks clean and free from overgrowth.

Photos & Words © Lisa Astbury

  • Image 1 of 16 : Work Party 15.10.17 - Photo © Lisa Astbury
  • Image 2 of 16 : Work Party 15.10.17 - Photo © Lisa Astbury
  • Image 3 of 16 : Work Party 15.10.17 - Photo © Lisa Astbury
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  • Image 12 of 16 : Work Party 15.10.17 - Photo © Lisa Astbury
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  • Image 16 of 16 : Work Party 15.10.17 - Photo © Lisa Astbury

 

Day 1 of the October MBBCS Work Party – Bolton Arm. We have been busy litter picking the area, fixing fencing around the locks and clearing back overgrown brambles and over-hanging branches from the off-side canal walls. We had a great turn out today with some new faces and the weather has been great.

Photos & Words © Lisa Astbury

  • Image 1 of 29 : Work Party 14.10.17 - Photo © Lisa Astbury
  • Image 2 of 29 : Work Party 14.10.17 - Photo © Lisa Astbury
  • Image 3 of 29 : Work Party 14.10.17 – Photo © Lisa Astbury
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  • Image 8 of 29 : Work Party 14.10.17 - Photo © Lisa Asbury
  • Image 9 of 29 : Work Party 14.10.17 - Photo © Lisa Astbury
  • Image 10 of 29 : Work Party 14.10.17 - Photo © Lisa Astbury
  • Image 11 of 29 : Work Party 14.10.17 - Photo © Lisa Astbury
  • Image 12 of 29 : Work Party 14.10.17 - Photo © Lisa Astbury
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