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Riff Raff Diary – November 2017

Riverbank tales from the local St Catherine’s lengthsman and weir keeper by Robert Craig I took two weeks annual leave during October. So the beginning of the month prior to…

Riff Raff Diary – October 2017

Riff Raff Diary – October 2017

Riverbank tales from the local St Catherine’s lengthsman and weirkeeper by Robert Craig With the autumn equinox now behind us and the hours of daylight becoming shorter, the character of…

Riff Raff Diary – September 2017

Riff Raff Diary – September 2017

Riverbank tales from the local St Catherine’s lengthsman and weirkeeper by Robert Craig Heading into September my time will be spent on strimming the towpath vegetation, bank repairs and some…

Riff Raff Diary – July 2017

Riverbank tales from the local St Catherine’s lengthsman and weirkeeper by Robert Craig The hot weather experienced during June meant that it has been a particularly busy time along the…

Riff Raff Diary – June 2017

Riverbank tales from the local St Catherine’s lengthsman and weirkeeper by Robert Craig With the April showers waiting until May to arrive, there were a few adjustments to be made…

Riff Raff Diary – May 2017

Riverbank tales from the local St Catherine’s lengthsman and weirkeeper by Robert Craig The unusually dry April this year meant that for once the conditions were ideal for me to…

Riff Raff Diary – April 2017

Riverbank tales from the local St Catherine’s lengthsman and weirkeeper by Robert Craig As winter moves into spring, I’ve spent time finishing off the hedge cutting and strimming of bramble…

Riff Raff Diary – March 2017

Riverbank tales from the local St Catherine’s lengthsman and weirkeeper by Robert Craig For me the last few weeks have been mainly about attending to weir keeping duties, although just…

Riff Raff Diary – February 2017

Riverbank tales from the local St Catherine’s lengthsman and weirkeeper by Robert Craig January was a mixed bag weather wise, with plenty of weir adjustments required – forty seven in…

Riff Raff Diary – January 2017

Riff Raff Diary – January 2017

Riverbank tales from the local St Catherine’s lengthsman and weirkeeper by Robert Craig The low rainfall in December meant that conditions were good for getting on with the winter cutback…

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