by: Leonie A.
In between covering Dredger No.5’s cab with red oxide and a much more fun purple, a short outing was made to Stonehouse for more paint rollers.
Conversation at the till concerned the Ship Inn site and the strong local support for a green space area, with café/facilities (CCT bookshop/visitor centre) and not the proposed housing scheme. Locals are asking what the news is on this.
Unable to help with that question, few moments later, a £20 note was put into my top pocket from the lady behind me – a donation for the Trust which could go towards our latest £1.5m fundraising target. Thank you to the local community in Stonehouse for supporting the canal restoration and for asking for recreational facilities to go alongside it.