We had a great workparty with the some of the Albion Foundation staff.
Clearing the narrows above the railway bridge, in addition to the usual motorbikes and supermarket trolleys, we hauled in this railway sleeper, complete with chairs.
I’m not sure what is the heaviest lump we have got from the canal – the (empty) safe we got last year or this sleeper – but we definitely needed the muscle that the team provided !
For the railway buffs, it was it was clearly an old GWR sleeper – classic GWR two bolt chairs. How it got from the railway bridge, which is twenty yards or so away, to these narrows is far from clear.
It was interesting to learn more about some of the things the Albion Foundation does – working with young people on the margins of the education system, or excluded from school, and using sport – not just football – to encourage them to learn. Seriously impressive stuff. Find out more on the link.
The team. (A big bunch – Jon, the “short” one at the front – is over 6 feet tall)
Thank you very much guys!