Really heavy rain forced us once again to abandon plans to lay cement bags along the bank at Trebanos. Instead, we split into two groups. The first very sensibly took shelter in the Canal & River Trust depot in Hebron Road. The volunteers quickly got to work tidying up in preparation for using the depot for boat building.

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The second group worked in the Hidden Lock site. One group of volunteers retrieved cabling for recycling the scrap copper and aluminium [sorry, no photo] while others cleared the grid of leaves that were barrowed to the rock garden to act as compost.

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Time for tea and cake in the welcome shelter of the Site Office.

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All this kit, and lots more, was purchased with money granted by the European Union’s European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.

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Here are a few photos of a collection of local bricks and an Ynysmeudwy Pottery chimney pot that were recently donated to the Society.

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Later in the day, Martin Danks who is the team leader of the Waterway Recovery Group Summer Camp working at the Trebanos Locks in early July 2020, visited the locks today to discuss the work required with John Davies and Gordon Walker. The rain was incessant but Martin was excited by the variety of jobs that need to be done. We were impressed by Martin’s enthusiasm and expertise and know the week long camp will be a great success for us and the WRG volunteers. And the dredging continued, despite the downpour.

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