1. Cutting gorse on Devonport Leat today.

      The sun shines on the righteous, they say, but it also shone on us today! I was at the work site at 8.45 am and took this photograph of the gorse and bramble growing in and alongside the leat where it runs across part of the Yelverton Golf Club ….. This was our 16th day…

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    2. Another good day on Devonport Leat – our 15th

      Dear Folks – What can I say? Today was simply another excellent day of conservation work on Dartmoor, preserving the archaeology of Devonport Leat for future generations. This was our 15th work day, Fri 24th Feb, and I want to thank Barbara & Roger, Barry & Tanya, Bill, Chris, Derek, Elaine & John, Helen, Ian,…

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    3. Hey! Hey! What a gorgeous day on Devonport Leat!

      Friday 2nd February was our 14th day of conservation work on Devonport Leat and what an absolute beauty of a day it was! Sometime, the fates are bound to look less kindly on us, however, today was a real blue sky Dartmoor day, although it was very cold. I saw -2°C recorded on the car…

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    4. What a day on Devonport Leat!

      Saturday 28th January was our 13th work day on the leat – and what a day! I watched the weather forecast with the usual anxiety but there it was: clear sky and sunshine all day but clouding in after 3.00 pm. In the common vernacular, it was “a cracker”. Cold, clear blue sky and sunshine…

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    5. Once more unto the leat, dear friends!

      As the title suggests, today, Friday 20th January, we returned to work on Devonport Leat. Over the Christmas period I heard the term “green gym” used – I never thought of it before but perhaps working on the leat excuses me from going to the real gym? It works for me, as they say ……..

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    6. Devonport Leat – pass the sunhats, please!

      The weather forecasters were predicting Armageddon ….. Were our trusty leat team deterred? Not a bit of it – although we kept a weather eye on developments, to coin a phrase. Keith was up at 7 am, looking out of the window (he said it was still dark!), listening to the BBC weather forecasts and…

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    7. Devonport Leat – did it rain on our parade?

      Not really! After a horrendous weather forecast and a receiving a few telephone calls as to whether the work day would go ahead – it did. Last time, and the only time to date, it was cancelled due to the weather forecast, it turned out to be quite a fine day in Plymouth! This was…

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    8. Devonport Leat – PEA and sunshine, again

      PEA (Plymouth Environmental Action) joined DPA on the leat again on Saturday 12th November, making this the 9th work day on the project. We continued to take trees out of the leat, where they never would have been when the leat was flowing and also from the close banks to open up a footpath. We…

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    9. Devonport Leat – A big thank you to PEA

      I apologize if this sounds familiar – but what a super day we had today! I can only say that “shaking the bones” seems to be doing the trick – the only cloud I saw today was a little white one on the way home – the proof of the pudding (and the cakes) is…

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    10. Devonport Leat – what a sunny day!

      Here I go again .. what can I say this time .. after such a gorgeous, wall-to-wall, sunny day! This was the 7th work day and what a difference to the area we were working in a few weeks ago? Now, the area is quite open and pleasant with scattered trees and fewer hawthorns than…

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