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Enhancement Work Parties Spring 2004

Knighton and High Offley

March 19 - 21 2004

First stop was at Bridge 46 (Knighton) to pour a concrete base for milestone 20 which had been missing for some time and was found on display in Ellesmere Port Boat Museum who have kindly released it to the Society to be replaced on its original site.

The flotilla of members then moved south to Bridge 42 where two visitor moorings were installed, one north of the bridge and one south outside the Anchor.

Finally, on the return journey north, the milestone was put into place on the plinth and secured to the bolts inset in the concrete.

 

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Brian and Terry with Milepost 20 which they have just bolted to its new plinth
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Finishing the last mooring ring outside the Anchor at Bridge 42

 

 

Coole Pilate Leisure Area

March 27 + 28 2004

 

This area was the first S.U.C.S. venture into the installation of a country visitor mooring and has proved so popular that British Waterways asked for it to be extended to 400' in length to accommodate more visitors.

In addition to providing more mooring rings along the extra length the existing picnic tables were refurbished and extra ones provided. The old brick barbecues were demolished and have been replace with new steel stands which take the trays of disposable barbecues which are now so often used by boaters.

The new length included a milepost which was removed, repainted and re-installed. New signage was also put into place and the whole effort has given the site a welcome facelift.

The materials all had to be transported by boat from Henshull and the Society are grateful to British Waterways for the loan of workboat "Meece" and all the assistance which they provided.

 

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Preparing the Milepost
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Oh How the grass has spread
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Tea Break
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New Table and BBQ Stand