Kent and East Sussex Canal Restoration Group
The first two digs of 2007 saw
us return to the Wey and Arun Canal to add some finishing touches to
the lowering of Brewhurst lock. The works to lower the lock started
during which we built an access and we returned
for our week long camp to start the reconstruction.
Click here to open the camp report or
here to got the Wey and Arun Canal Trusts site which explains
why the lock had to be lowered.
As you can see the ground conditions were pretty horrendous and in fact during our February visit we thought we may have to move the wagons and trailer to get away from the rapidly rising river.
One very stuck welly!
I am afraid the damp/cold got to my camera batteries on the Feb weekend so there is a chunk of the weekend (i.e. the construction!) missing but here are some of the end results.
Offside top gate quadrant - look at the state of the ground!
Ian and Gaz test the new bench
To the left is some of our fencing and freshly planted trees and below the excavated channel up to the Loxwood Arms from the top of the lock. Note how the sun has come out just as we are packing up.
Cleaning the excavator at the end of the day