Doug's New Book.
Has it finally been decided?
For over twenty years the stalwarts of the East Vale Branch of the Wilts & Berks
Canal Trust have been restoring and protecting the canal from Childrey New Road
to Abingdon. Several miles of the towpath (much now designated footpaths)
have been renovated providing pleasant walks. Alongside the path some of the
canal has been dredged and now holds water. The improved environment
quickly encourages a return of wildlife to what had been previously impenetrable
barren areas covered with brambles and stinging nettles. A number of
structures have either been renovated or rebuilt. Childrey Wharf has been
restored and in 2006 the New Junction with
the River Thames at Abingdon was opened. Although over the years
volunteers have come and gone a solid core has remained firm. As with all
organisations of this type there are never enough workers; so new "blood" is
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