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Waterway Recovery Group
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Waterway Recovery Group had its origins in waterways restoration working during the 1960s, but formally came into being in 1970. The aim was to be the coordinating force, not centred upon any individual project but backing up and assisting local groups on any worthwhile restoration project. Since then considerable knowledge and experience of restorations methods have been built up.

WRG has helped restore many derelict waterways throughout Britain - one of WRG's largest projects has been the complete rebuilding of the four Frankton Locks and the three Aston Locks on the Montgomery Canal, which passes through the spectacular Welsh Borders. Other projects include the construction of Over Basin on the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal and more recently the restoration of Droitwich Barge Lock in the Midlands.

Volunteering with the Waterway Recovery Group is a great experience for anyone who loves being outdoors and enjoys meeting people from different backgrounds and of different ages (18+). WRG offer volunteers a fantastic chance to learn new skills such as bricklaying; stone walling; machine operation and restoration techniques! Each week costs £56 which includes food and accommodation. Volunteers need no previous experience; all they require is a willingness to get involved and a good sense of fun.

To book on or request a Canal Camps 2015 brochure please visit WRG’s website or you can call or email the WRG Head Office Team on 01494 783453 ex 604 /

WRG is part of the Inland Waterways Association (IWA), the charity dedicated to keeping our waterways alive. IWA and its members are proud to provide support for the high quality restoration achieved by WRG Canal Camps.
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