Whats Happening ?

Collecting timber and replacing old gates.

Adrian, Hilary and Norman journey to the Canal Centre on the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal at Maunsel where they have to collect a large Oak beam.  This has been donated by British Waterways and is to be used to repair the damaged gate stops at Sea Lock.

While at Maunsel they spent a lot of time watching the old lock gates being lifted out and removed by a team of BW workers and a gigantic crane.  The gates are 25+ years old and showing the signs of much use and abuse.

Such is the interest in the removal of the old gates and replacement with steel gates that the occasion was being recorded by a television crew.