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Desmond Family Canoe Trail
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Volunteers have helped spruce up one of Gloucestershire’s most popular canal locations, filling in pot holes, painting railings and weeding the listed lock at Saul Junction near Frampton on Severn.
We’re very grateful to the team from BT for all their hard work
The important work was carried out by 27 employees from British Telecom together with staff from the Canal & River Trust, as part of our continued work to improve the area.
Saul Junction dates back to 1827 and is the point the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal meets the Stroudwater Navigation - currently undergoing restoration. The marina, historic canal infrastructure and tea rooms make it a much visited site, particularly during the summer months.
Alan Sumnall, Canal & River Trust volunteer co-ordinator who led the project, said: “We’re very grateful to the team from BT for all their hard work. Saul Junction is a very popular site, especially with boaters, walkers and nature lovers, so it’s good to give it a bit of TLC.
"Local people do an awful lot to keep the area ship-shape, and our volunteering teams will also be visiting regularly over the coming months. We’re always on the lookout for more people join us, so do get in touch if you’d like to help keep this site of important industrial heritage in the condition it deserves.”
If you would like to help the work at Saul Junction please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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