WRG tar­gets the Ch­ester­field

CH­ESTER­FIELD CANAL

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FOUR WORKSITES ON two canals at­tracted more than 70 vol­un­teers to Wa­ter­way Re­cov­ery Group’s an­nual Re­union, an an­nual ma­jor work­ing party which this year was based around Kil­la­marsh on the Ch­ester­field Canal.

Vol­un­teers tack­led trees and veg­e­ta­tion at three lo­ca­tions on the canal – the eastern ap­proach to Nor­wood Tun­nel at the cur­rent limit of nav­i­ga­tion from the Trent; the next length of canal be­yond the newly opened Stave­ley Town Lock at the end of the re­stored Stave­ley to Ch­ester­field length; and on the length of canal be­tween these sites at Ren­ishaw. In ad­di­tion, a group headed off to the Crom­ford Canal to sur­face a length of tow­path at Ironville Locks. The vol­un­teers took the op­por­tu­nity of a mass photo to cel­e­brate the suc­cess of the £120,000 ap­peal to re­place their fleet of minibuses with two new ve­hi­cles; the other two will make their ap­pear­ance in time for the 2017 WRG Canal Camps.

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