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No 79 Dragonfly Winter 2000/2001

Dragonfly79_Winter2000_Title_600Cover Photo ; Santa talks to the children at Calne (Tim Preece)

Chair Chat: it is announced that following investigation by the new Project Officer the Trust will become a Partnership and the Group will adopt the name of The Trust, if agreed at the next AGM.

Project Officer of the Trust Chaloner Chute Writes of his activities including details of the recommended structure of the name changes of the Trust & the Group.

Around the Branches: Among many activities along the line, Melksham Branch arranged a tour of the Route G (K&A to old line between Melksham and Lacock) It was attended by County, District and Town Councellors and a sizeable group of the general public. They have also received a grant from Blue Circle Cement, who wish to see Canal restoration in the Melksham area. Foxham & Lyneham continue with various construction works. Wootton Bassett have continued work at Morningside Farm and Summit Lock sites. Cricklade has been set up as a new branch to focus on the stretch of Canal between Moredon Aqueduct and the junction with the Cotswold canal. In Swindon Messrs Hicks (Builders) have donated £40,000 towards the work at Kingshill

Canal Supporters' petetion in support of the Waterway returning near Melksham signed by almost 200 people will be included in public responses to the Draft District Plan

Luke's Patch: In a second article inspired by Revd Rookes letter, (Dragonfly 77) Luke Walker writes to help members locate restoration sites and canal landmarks referred to in his Foxham & Lyneham reports. (1st reply from Henry Smith - Swindon in Dragonfly 78)

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