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Grove Common Lock (2-3-09)
    It seems a long time ago that we completed the reconstruction of the tail bridge at Grove Common Lock.  It had become a bit overgrown so it was decided that the "Monday Maintenance Mob" would give it a bit of attention.  We were lucky with the weather, it being dry and fairly warm. John (and Jenson), Phil, Mike and Doug arrived at 10 o'clock and were joined later by Vic and Bob.  By the end of the day the area was looking very tidy, although we would like to get back again soon to complete the job.
Grove Common Lock 2-3-09 000 Looking East from the Bridge.
  Grove Common Lock 2-3-09 001
Grove Common Lock 2-3-09 002 Looking West.

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Grove Common Lock 2-3-09 004  

Our organiser.

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Grove Common Lock 2-3-09 006

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Lock chamber from the bridge.

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Grove Common Lock 2-3-09 012 Looking East again.
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Going West, lock on left..

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Towpath passes behind houses with distinct canal on left.

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Grove Common Lock 2-3-09 018  

This used to be a pub.

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Looking back eastwards.

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Grove Common Lock 2-3-09 022 ....and West again!

East, back along the canal bed towards the lock.

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Lock entrance.

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Layers of bricks are missing, perhaps robbed for building projects.

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The Big Boss, Bob, arrives to check on progress and then to get stuck in too.

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Grove Common Lock 2-3-09 055 It certainly looked a lot better by the end of the day.

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