Uttoxeter Canal work party report - April 2015

The latest work party on the Uttoxeter Canal continued work in the Crumpwood area. One group dealt with a large clump of hawthorn which was hiding the wall of the weir-keeper’s cottage while another group went to Bridge 70 to remove a tree beside the recently restored towpath. Work to reveal buried parts of the weir also continued. An investigation of the flood control sluice on one side of the weir indicated that the paddle may well still be in place, buried under years of accumulated silt. Full investigation of this will take place after a couple of large trees have been removed as part of the WRG Reunion weekend in November.

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