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Fenny Lock gets a spring clean At last the weather improved enough to convene another Work Party on 8 April. At the Lock itself, arms and gates were repainted with wh ite Sadolin after cleaning and rubbing down. The new sections of fence at the Refuse/Sanitary Station were painted, and the majority of the rest was second-coated Autumn Gold by Mike Harper. Mike and Judith Annan completely rubbed down and repainted the motor cycle barrier gate assembly in white Hammerite. The swingbridge decking and adjacent paving was cleared of moss and dirt, and white ironwork was washed and partly touched up with white Hammerite. Pat Titmas and Lynda Holgate did much of this, but all helped too. A C&RT logo was put in place over painted-out graffiti on the Lock signpost. The map near the railway bridge was thoroughly cleaned by Mike Annan, including removal of graffiti. Future work will include re-painting of lock arms and gates as necessary, and stencilling the lock number (22), preparing and painting edge masonry, washing and painting the fence north of the Pump-house, and re-planting of hanging baskets for the summer.

STAMP BANK STILL GOING STRONG A reminder that the IWA/ WRG Stamp Bank is still open for business, and raising funds for waterway restoration. Your used postage stamps (trimmed to leave 1/4-inch margin, please), aluminium cans and foil, coins and banknotes (British and foreign), coupons (e.g. petrol station vouchers), empty toner and inkjet cartridges, and old mobile phones—all these can be turned into cash!

Please send them to IWA/ Stamp Bank, 33 HamC&RT has been asked to waterproof the lock-up roof, as damp is get- WRG bleton Grove, Emerson ting in to tools and materials. Rodney Evans is in touch with Milton Valley, Milton Keynes, Keynes Council over the overgrown state of the Broadwalk, and it is MK4 2JS., or contact Steve hoped that the exterior of the Red Lion public house will be refur- on 01908 520090 or email bished when the weather improves. steve@morleytowers.org.uk Information from Rodney Evans.

Willowbridge Marina http://www.willowbridgemarina.co.uk

01908 643242 office@willowbridgemarina.co.uk

Willowbridge Marina is a working boatyard specialising in lifting boats in and out of the water, as well as on and off transport. We are a family-run business, working hard to provide services to canal boat owners and users in the Milton Keynes area. We offer the following services: - Well-stocked Chandlery, including stainless steel fastenings and Calor Gas fittings; - Red Diesel; - All boat services, including coal, LPG and pump-out; - All mooring services, including limited linear moorings, wireless internet and power, toilets, showers, laundry and extensive storage ashore. We offer a 10% discount on c handlery purchases and services in the yard to IWA members. Page 11

Profile for The Inland Waterways Association

Towpath Relegraph May 2013  

The magazine of the Milton Keynes Branch of the Inland Waterways Association

Towpath Relegraph May 2013  

The magazine of the Milton Keynes Branch of the Inland Waterways Association