The volunteers enjoyed a really lovely summer’s day back on the canal upstream from the Riverside Community Centre and normal service was resumed with Admiral Gordon in the boat. First, we tackled a tree that was mostly one large trunk, covered in ivy, that we pulled out in substantial chunks. Ropes and pulleys were needed, plus much grunting and groaning.

 T2  T6
 T13  T18

Time for tea, with cakes from Andy & Ronnie.


After tea, we moved on to a second tree that was much more twiggy. Kath was on hand to do the lopping.

 T20  T22

And finally, Kath took this charming photo of Andy & Sharon wending their weary way home. Little & Large? The Queen & Paddington Bear?