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Bridge over troubled water 10 May 2019 Raised towpath extended to include spring water flooding towpath.

To prepare for Thursdays task party volunteers brought tug 'Pochard' and flat up from Weedon via Norton yard.  By Tuesday afternoon two ton bags of type1 stone and a ton of 6mm grit were transported to the site of the flooded towpath between Braunston top lock and the tunnel. On Wednesday a frame was constructed to extend the raised towpath to include the spring causing the problem.  The Thursday crew of six prepared the ground and installed the frame.  Gillian Bolton proved she can handle a shovel by unloading stone while the others had their coffee! Brian Eales of CRT arrived with a wacker plate for their use and the stone was compacted before a top layer of grit was added before giving a final wackering. 


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