Bill Lambert WBDCS Volunteer Coordinator writes….

Network Rail visit the lime kilns.
The regular workdays in May took place on the 11th, 12th, 23rd and 24th.
I am pleased to say that a team of 7 staff from Network Rail joined us on Wednesday 23rd. They spent the day removing waste soil from the top of the kilns which was dispersed to the gardens area. The purpose of this is to take weight off the kilns and to locate more of the buried structure. This proved successful, as the top of kiln one was re-discovered. I am grateful to the following staff, Luke Reeves, Jez Green, Libby Lynch, Ben Beaumont, Shad Ali, Richard Morgan and Phil Doyle have also agreed to join us again in July and August. Great!
I am also pleased to report that they will return for two more dates in July 2nd and August 20th. So, many thanks to Network Rail.

What can you do do to help at Tardebigge?
The next work parties are on:
June: Wed 26th Thur 27th
July: Sat 13th Sun 14th Wed 24th Thur 25th
Help needed for mowing and vegetation trimming. If we could have one or two people to give us two days per month, then this would help to release hours to concentrate on other tasks.

What can you do to help On Cecilia?
More crew and helmsman required as our organised boat trips are becoming ever more popular.

What can you do to help to promote our society?
A Public Presence at Tardebigge.
Not all help needs be heavy work and having volunteers to promote our work to the public is equally important. You will be based on ‘Cecilia’ talking to passersby, handing out flyers and making the odd hot drink.

July: Sat 13th Sun 14th
Aug: Sat 10th Sun 11th
Sep: Sat 7th Sun 8th
Oct: Sat 12th Sun 13th

Many thanks to everyone.
For more information please contact:
Bill Lambert, Volunteer Coordinator
Worcester-Birmingham and Droitwich Canals Society.
Tel: 02476 726924
email: volunteers@wbdcs.org.uk