Handy timber

Published: Friday, 16 April 2010

THE many fences that are being erected around the system by British Waterways are providing handy timber.

We have received reports and pictures from boaters of a great deal of the wooden fencing that has been removed, either pulled off or the screws taken out.

The various comments are that the wood has been used either for DIY work or  to stoke stoves during the cold weather.  The two screws can be seen in the photograph where the timber has been ripped off, showing the pathetic fixing.

It was Victor who suggested it should have been rough hewn cleft post and rail fencing, which is virtually impossible to remove.

The post in the picture has obviously been manufactured for such fencing as can be seen by the holes, but the timber has been simply screwed on instead.