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Camp report

the temperature never rose above -2C, and the bonfires were built up higher than ever

New Year at Seven Locks

Luke Walker

Martin Ludgate

myself, Ken and Rob. On Tuesday night, the WRG camp at Swindon joined ours at the Peterborough Arms for a skittles night. Our team, the Olde Peculiars, won two of the three rounds against the two WRG teams The Young Guns and the Old Farts (well, Moose was in charge), and Daddy Cool won the Killer round. This Wadworths pub has had a very unpleasant tenant landlord for the last few years, who managed to alienate most of the Dauntsey Lock population, but it has now been taken over by a couple who Clearing the offside between locks 3 and 4 moved into a house beside the lock a couple of years ago, and we are keen to support them. scrub from the offside between Locks 3 and As with most camps, our numbers 4, and the whole area is transformed. We d fluctuated slightly; with 12-14 most days. My intended Tirforing the rest of the stumps at Lock 5, and breaking down some huge thanks to Rob, Ollie, Sue, Martin, Ken, stumps already pulled out so they could be Debbie, Robin, Frank, Luke, Alan, David, dragged onto bonfires, but this will now wait Steve, John and Di. until London WRG come in January. [see It s been a great week. cover picture Ed] Rachael Banyard Di started a heavy cold at Christmas, but struggled through, helping me to cook breakfast, preparing lunch for everyone and delivering it to site (including lots of hot soup), shopping, putting in a few hours hedgelaying, then returning to cook tea, with plenty of hot puddings. She is gradually increasing her repertoire of recipes for puddings, courtesy of Ellie and Dr. Liz of KESCRG. Di tried to keep her germs to herself, but inevitably some The cleared towpath below Lock 1 of us succumbed, including

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