Work party reports

Archive for 2018

2018 10 07 – Improve water capacity at Ebridge and tidy to make Briggate more visible

2018 09 27 – Improve the capacity of the Ebridge Spillway

2018 09 09 – Clear pedestrian access Honing and facilitate for work at Briggate

2018 08 26 – Repair canal banks above Ebridge

2018 08 14 – Clear brash and allow pedestrian access at Honing Staithe

2018 08 12 – Improve access for trip boat at Ebridge

2018 07 29 – Restrict balsam seeding on Purdy’s Marsh and improve water flow at Ebridge Spillway

2018 07 26 – Tidy all areas for our Norfolk Day visitors

2018 07 18 – Continue repair work on the Ebridge Lock wall

2018 07 15 – Balsam Bash, and tidy various locations in readiness for Norfolk Day

2018 07 01 – Continue repair work on Ebridge Lock wall

2018 06 17 – Repair work on the Ebridge Lock Wall and clear brash at Purdy’s Marsh

2018 06 03 – Demonstrate ‘volunteering’ at the Ebridge Open Weekend

2018 06 03 – Demonstrate ‘volunteering’ at the Ebridge Open Weekend

 2018 05 27 – BBC Radio Norfolk visits at Ebridge

2018 05 20 – Make tidy in readiness for the Open Weekend at Ebridge

2018 05 06 – Work on “Ella II” at Bacton Wood Lock and clear rubble at Ebridge

2018 04 22 – Paint “Ella II” at Spa Common and work on east bank above Ebridge spillway

2018 04 03 – Reduce heigh of Ebridge spillway and examine breaches above lock

2018 04 01 – Remove top gates and reposition pivot bases at Bacton Wood Lock

2018 03 26 – Remove / refit top gates of Bacton Wood Lock

2018 02 18 – Reed removal at Purdy’s Marsh & sheet piling at sluice above Royston Bridge

2018 02 04 – Cutting reed at Purdy’s Marsh

2018 01 21 – Cutting reed at Purdy’s Marsh

 2018 01 07 – Cutting reed at Purdy’s Marsh and the prep the Trust’s Trip Boat

Archive for 2017

2017 12 17 – Work on workboat at Bacton Wood Lock & clear brash at Purdy’s Marsh

2017 12 03 – Prepare and ensure the work boat at Ebridge is safe – clear brash

2017 11 05 – To assist the canal owner with various tasks at Bacton Wood Lock

2017 10 22 – Clear litter at Bacton Wood Lock and help the owner on the lock gates

2017 10 08 – Bricks to Bridge. Tidy Bacton Wood Lock area. Raise soil levels

2017 09 20 – Bricklaying at Ebridge Spillway

2017 09 13 – Bricklaying at Ebridge Spillway

2017 08 27 – Continue bricklaying of the Ebridge spillway

2017 08 26 – Continue bricklaying of the Ebridge spillway

2017 08 13 – Ebridge and Purdy’s Marsh

2017 08 06 – To complete the concrete retaining wall at Ebridge Spillway

2017 07 30 – Concrete the retaining wall for Ebridge Spillway

2017 07 29 – Place shuttering Ebridge Spillway retaining wall

2017 07 23 – Install timber groynes at Ebridge Spillway

2017 07 22 – Prepare Ebridge Spillway for timber groynes

2017 07 16 – Survey and clear brash from Ebridge Spillway

2017 06 25 – Continue brickwork on the Royston Spillway

2017 06 18 – Continue brickwork on the Royston Spillway

2017 05 20 – Continue brickwork on the Royston Spillway

2017 05 14 – To continue brickwork on Royston Spillway

2017 05 06 – Repair work on Royston Bridge spillway

2017 04 22 – Clearing brash near to the Bacton Wood Spillway

2017 04 01 – Preparing the Bacton Wood Pound Spillway

2017 03 19 – Repair and new installation work on Bacton Wood Lock

2017 03 05 – To assist with installation of lower gate quoins at Bacton Wood Lock

2017 02 05 – Assist with construction of bottom lock gates at Bacton Wood Lock

2017 01 22 – Clearing brash at Purdy’s Marsh and working on Lock Gates

2017 01 22 – Clearing brash around Royston Bridge and helping Laurie with Bacton Wood Lock (pictures)

2017 01 08 – Clearing brash at Purdy’s Marsh

Archive for 2016

2016 12 11 – Continue to clear detritus from the west side of the east back-soke at Purdy’s Marsh

2016 11 27 – Clear brash at the Purdy’s Marsh area

2016 11 13 – Purdys Marsh – clear brash and burn Himalayan Balsam

2016 10 30 – Purdy’s Marsh – clear brash from the west side of the east back-soke

2016 10 16 – Purdy’s Marsh – to continue to clear detritus

2016 10 02 – Clear brash at the Purdy’s Marsh area

2016 09 18 – Clear brash from the west side of the east back-soke near to Purdy’s Marsh area

2016 09 04 – Cut weeds from the canal at Ebridge and the mill-pond

2016 08 21 – Clear spoil and continue seeding the canal banks near to Pigney’s Wood Area

2016 08 07 – conintue seeding of the North East bank nar to Pigney’s Wood area

2016 07 10 – Clear brash, roots and small trees blocking the east back-soke flow at Purdy’s Reed Bed

2016 06 26 – Clear brash and root debris retrieved from the canal channel Ebridge Pound 

2016 06 12 – Using the new pontoon clearing brash near to Ebridge Reach 

2016 05 15 – Trial outboard motor on trust’s pontoon. Clear brash at Ebridge

2016 05 01 – Clear brash, seed the banks upstream of Swafield road bridge

2016 04 17 – Spread grass seed on the bank between Bacton Wood Lock & Ebridge

2016 04 03 – Clear south west bank of brash to allow machine access at Pigney’s Wood

2016 03 20 – Clear brash to allow machine access at Spa Common

2016 03 06 – Clear brash at two locations, Swafield bridge and Pidney’s Wood area

2016 02 25 – Assist canal owner with tree trimming beside the Swafield canal road bridge

2016 02 21 – Clear brash from the south west side of the canal at Pigney’s Wood 

2016 02 07 – Clear brash from the east side of the Ebridge Lock

2016 02 04 – Continue the clearance of timber and brash at Swafield

2016 02 03 – Continue with clearance of timber and brash from winding area/wharf at Swafield

2016 01 24 – Continue to clear small trees from winding area/wharf near the Paston Pound

2016 01 10 – Clear small trees from the winding area/wharf beside cottage near the Paston Pound

Archive for 2015

2015 12 20 – Clear bamboo from the south west bank below Swafield Bridge

2015 12 06 – Clear brash and especially the ivy from the old railway bridge on the canal at the Paston Way

2015 11 22 – Conintue to clear brash at Pigney’s Wood canal area

2015 11 08 – Continue to clear brash at Pigney’s Wood area

2015 10 25 – Clear brash and old stumps near to Pigney’s Wood canal area

2015 10 11 – Clear brash and old stumps in the Pigney’s Wood canal area

2015 09 27 – Clear brash and small trees Pigney’s Wood

2015 08 30 – Remove footbridge to allow machinery access to the canal at Pigney’s Wood and much more

2015 08 16 – Clear brash and small trees in the Ebridge Mill pond area

2015 08 02 – Cut weed at entrance of Bacton Wood Lock and clear large tree roots

2015 07 19 – Continue mowing work and clear small trees Bacton Wood Lock

2015 07 05 – Mow surround area and remove small trees in mouth of Bacton Wood Lock

2015 06 21 – Remove brash and small trees from Bacton Wood Lock. Continue work to pontoon

2015 05 24 – Remove trees from below Bacton Wood Lock and to continue restoration work to pontoon

2015 05 10 – Clear brash at Swafield

2015 04 26 – Remove trees from below the Bacton Wood Lock and to continue work on pontoon

2015 04 12 – Restoration work on donated pontoon near to the Bacton Wood Lock area

2015 03 29 – To clear brash at Swafield

2015 03 01 – To clear brash and small trees Briggate as agreed with NWCC Ltd.

2015 02 15 – Clear the heaps of canadian pond-weed and remove to Ebridge dry dock area

2015 02 01 – Conintue to clear brash in the North East side of the canal at Swafield

2015 01 18 – Assist the owner clearing brash and to locate the tail wall at the foot of Swafield Lock No. 6

2015 01 04 – Clear brash, repair fence posts and re-fit lost west paddle chamber safety cover at Honing Lock

Archive for 2014

2014 12 07 – Clear brash and to inspect the state of the Briggate Lock area

2014 11 23 – Mow the south side of Honing Staithe Cut and to continue clearing brash

2014 11 09 – Clear brash especially from the top of the Briggate pill-box area

2014 10 26 – Cut heavy growth of brash from the south  side of Briggate Lock and roadside wall

2014 10 12 – Clear brash and trees from the Swafield Lock walls

2014 09 28 – Clear small trees and brash within Swafield Lock No. 6. Investigate the position of the cill

2014 08 10 – Clear and tidy Ebridge mill-pond area and to clear Bacton Wood Lock No. 4 of small saplings

2014 07 27 – Mow the reeds and clear brash approaching Pigney’s Wood at Royston Bridge area

2014 07 13 – Complete installation of the 2′ timber walkway near the quay head at Royston Bridge

2014 06 29 – Continue to install new quay heading beside the old Wherry PH

2014 06 02 – Tidy grassed areas on the Ebridge lock island and to remove floating weed

2014 04 27 – Cut back willows and brash at Ebridge Lock

2014 04 06 – Cut back willows and brash north of Ebridge Lock No. 3

2014 03 23 – To clear small trees and brash near to Pigneys Wood

2014 03 09 – Clear but not burn brash (for visiting wildlife) on the North bank near to Pigneys Wood

2014 02 23 – Clear Ebridge spillway of brash, weeds and soil 

2014 02 09 – Clear brash and cut back willows on the east bank at Briggate

2014 01 26 – To clear reeds and brash in the bed of the Briggate Mill pond

2014 01 12 – To review canal for obstructions and to clear brash at Honing Staithe

Archive for 2013 and earlier - East Anglian Waterways Association

The East Anglian Waterways Association managed the NW&DC work parties from 2008 up to 2013. Many reports include photographs which now make for an amazing archive

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