Whats Happening ?

23rd December 2009

Wednesday 23rd

Two 30feet long RSJ’s are delivered to the site. They are to be used as a base for a temporary bridge to span the lick chamber in order to make access to either side much quicker. Norman Richards ordered the steel, through a contact of his, and helped with the delivery and off-loading, […]

16th December

Wednesday 16th

Trevor prepared the surface of the newly extended bolts and gave them a coat of red oxide paint.

Adrian, in the meantime, started up the 22RB and warmed up the clutches to free any sticking surfaces following the prolonged period of rainfall. He then practiced manoeuvring a load on the hook block […]

4th December

Friday 4th

Sadly one of the adult swans, probably the cob, was found dead this morning. Yesterday it was in much the same position as where the family had rested on Wednesday but on its own. It appeared alert and healthy although the rest of the family were now on the other side of the […]

3rd December

Thursday 3rd

The swan family have returned to the lock for a ‘sleep-over’. Whilst they are seen now and again they have been travelling considerable distances up and down the River Torridge. The juveniles are fully grown now but still retain some of their immature plumage. .


2nd December

Wednesday 2nd

Norman telephones to say his friend, an engineer, has finished extending the gate bolts so Hilary Trevor, Adrian and he take time out to collect them.