Monday, February 11, 2013

Cleaning the Wandle February 2013

Three months since the last community clean up but I had excuses: cataract op, South African visitor, visiting MIL in Scotland. At least I have broken my duck early for 2013 so let's see how many I can make this year.

A bit chilly but I had taken the precaution of wearing my walking long johns and extra thick socks. This month it was a revisit to the Kimber Road stretch - previous visits here include January 2012 and August 2009 plus, quite possibly, others I have missed.

Kimber Road bridge with post office trolley

Despite previous clean ups there was still plenty of junk to be hauled out of the river. As before in this stretch there was a reasonable haul of shopping trolleys.

Hauling a shopping trolley out of the river.

The river was flowing fast and deep in places and it was getting chillier and chillier. I not not unhappy when they called an early finish at 3:30. There were plenty of volunteers helping load the rubbish onto the lorry so I left them to it and went home for a soak in the bath to warm up.

A full set of photos on Flickr:

More about The Wandle Trust.

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