On Friday 15/02/19 Pentland set out on her first working expedition for the ECP&DA. The nature of the work was to begin measuring up new rubbing bars on Eastwood lock bottom gates, for near future replacement.

Not only was Pentland carrying our volunteers but also a cameraman named Boris and presenter, Caroline Moses from BBC East Midlands Today. They had kindly agreed to come along and film us in action

We set off from Langley Bridge lock at around 10:30 on what was a glorious spring-like day, with some nice footage of the canal being taken. Upon arrival at Eastwood lock the work began, some of which was also filmed.

Next followed an interview with Chairman Norman Cornwell who outlined the history, aims and objectives of the association and the good work going on at Sandiacre Lock cottages. The footage was broadcast on East Midlands Today's 6:30 news programme. It was very professional and really showed the canal (and us) in fine order.

The ECP&DA would like to thank BBC East Midlands Today for their interest in us once again.

This was Pentland's first working trip and was very successful. There will be many more in the future showing what an asset Pentland will be to the association.

 Photographs courtesy of Irene Jameison