MIXING THE MIX FOR THE COPING SOTNES

MIXING THE MIX FOR THE COPING STONES. QUALITY CONTROLLERS GET YOUNGER EVERY DAY.

We were multi-tasking yet again today. The repairs to the towpath walls are never ending it seems but finishing off with local stone for the coping stones makes this a satisfying project.  Blue Pennant Sandstone has graced the buildings of this canal since 1794 and long may it continue.

More old timbers were generously donated to us by  a local builder and we were able to take them on a two canoe raft down  to the Buried Clydach Lock site a hundred yards to the south. We will keep them on site until needed in the restoration of the buildings there.

We were also pleased to have Bryan Moss, a local artist, with us who is preparing some drawings of what the Buried Lock site might look like in the future. Meticulous measurements are essential. Toby gave him a helping hand.

Another visitor to the canal was Fran Rolfe from Natural Resources Wales. She is a regular member of the Swansea Bay Inland Waterways Project and we are always pleased to see her on the canal.

 

 

 

UNLOADING AT THE BURIED LOCK SITE

UNLOADING AT THE BURIED LOCK SITE. MICHELLE AND GERRY IN CLASH OF THE TITANS.

 

loading the boat with timber

MiCHELLE AND MIKE LOADING THE CANOES WITH TIMBER AT THE WHARF. OKAY ITS ONLY THE BOTTOM OF SOMEONE’S GARDEN BUT JUST USE YOUR IMAGINATION.

 

MEASURING THE BURIED LOCK SITE WITH ARTIST BRYAN MOSS.

MEASURING THE BURIED LOCK SITE WITH ARTIST BRYAN MOSS.

 

 

THEOTHER END OF THE MEASURING TAPE

THE OTHER END OF THE MEASURING TAPE. IT’S TOBY!

REINFORCING THE TOWPATH WALLS.

REINFORCING THE TOWPATH WALLS WITH ALAN AND GARETH. JUST TWO HUNDRED YARDS TO GO.