A Destination Canal
by: Bob Hallam
This week, the Western Depot and Wet dredging team has been the destination for two very different organisations.
Don't know how many of our readership use Facebook, but one item on their is the CaRT restoration page.
A few weeks ago a picture of Patricia was posted on there. A short time later, BobH was asked to ring Rod Gordon . He's a member and frustrated dredger crew volunteer for the Grantham Canal Society! After making the call and arrangements, Wednesday saw a fact finding visit from the Grantham Canal Society,
with 4 of their volunteers- again with dredging as their main interest. (We must be doing something right!)
Again they were very impressed by all they saw, the "tour" took in the Western Depot ("Look at all these volunteers and equipment!") and a long look at Dredger No. 5 rebuild (fantastic!)
We discussed all the necessary documentation we have produced for dredging and operation of the plant, then went off on a Whistle Stop tour, taking in The Ocean, the Ryeford Dredging site, (almost drooling over all the plant especially the long reach digger and Patricia) then off to Ham Mill where BobA showed the repairs he and his hard-working team have been battling with.
Finally, they had a long chat with MartinG about Ham Mill Lock and project planning.
A busy week and more connections made to other organisations.