21 May 2018

Newtown Lock repairs & chair!

by: Frank Laurenson

A busy day at Newtown Lock today, following on from last week's work.
Ray and Will from the chippies shop at WD led the way in completing the refit of the walkways on the  four lock gates. Not the easiest of tasks with life jackets on, working flat on bellies and feeling for nuts and bolts under the boards. but everything went well with the lock maintenance crew helping and plenty of sunshine.  
At the same time Derek joined the work team with his chain saw from the logging team to chainsaw a seat from the stump of a felled willow.  It was in use even before we left site, and should prove popular with walkers for a rest stop.

(Tranquillity at Blunder Lock this morning Ed.)