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Practical, Recording and monitoring
1 February 2014 to 30 September 2014
Closing Date: 30 April 2014
Barnby Dun, Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigation, South Yorkshire
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Do you have an interest in traditional heritage techniques? Would you like to learn more about our historic waterways whilst helping to restore an important heritage feature?
We are looking for volunteers to carry out repairs to a historic boundary wall on the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation.
The boundary wall runs along the river frontage of Barnby Dun village, and is an unusual and unique feature of the waterways in this area. Most of the wall is in good condition, and seems to be linked to the ownership of the adjacent land.
We are working with volunteers to rebuilding three sections of the wall which have collapsed and been replaced with timber post and rail fences.
Work parties are every Monday starting at 9.30am. The meeting point is in the car park by Barnby Dun Lift Bridge off Fordstead Lane, DN3 1ED.
This is an opportunity to learn more about the heritage of the waterways and to learn traditional techniques that are a valuable skill to have. Our Heritage Advisor and staff from our construction team will be on hand to ensure that volunteers understand the importance of waterways heritage and are capable of rebuilding the wall, using traditional methods and materials.
This is a great way to meet like-minded people with an interest in the waterways.
We are looking for people who have some existing knowledge and experience in this area, however if you are practically minded and feel up to the challenge we’d love to hear from you.
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