Friday, 5 August 2011

British Waterways volunteers at work?

They were out dredging the canal of old rubbish this afternoon and, boy, what a pile of junk they hauled out. Old bikes, bedsteads, even a motorbike. But these volunteers were not entirely altruistic - they were a couple of gangs of traveller lads collecting scrap metal by fishing for it with grappling hooks.
Good on them, I reckon. If they can earn themselves a few quid they deserve it - they're doing us boaters a favour. And it looked pretty hard, messy work at that.
Maybe BW could develop the idea - award a few canal clearance franchises to local travelling communities!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

one born every minute,jesus