Newsletter 2019-10-30 Barbecue and Winnall
Ian and Bill working near the start of the leat after the overflow.
After all that torrential rain and flooding this past week the team returned to the Winnall Mill site to finish off a few areas on the last day of the field-working season. The site drains wonderfully well, so the digging was not at all hampered , although it was a little slippery underfoot. There was a good turn out today, with Bill from the Canal Trust joining us too and a new member visiting. Bill joined Ian to clear more of the overflow area as above, Sam and Julie extended an existing trench in the leat, and Francesca, Karl and Noelle continued on clearing the walkway.
Margaret recording the small channel cut in T18.
Continuing work on the walkway
Tina continued with her metal detectoring, Chris our new Chairman came on a brief visit, Terry did his usual overseeing bit, and Sam lit the barbecue. Thanks to Sam for cooking all that food. Everything was scrumptious!! Below is a photograph (taken by Terry) of our hardworking, dedicated group to whom the Chairman and Committee extend their heartfelt thanks for all their hard work this year.
Barbeque to celebrate the end of 2019 excavations.