|Dragonfly Branch Report Winter 2008 (No107)|
Hi Boy's & Girl's
Well the D.V.D sales go from strength to strength, Richard has now produced 280 and we have made over £1300 for branch funds, They have gone from places as far apart as Northern Ireland and Seattle in the U.S.A, Thanks to all those Dragonfly readers that have contacted me and bought a copy.
On the publicity front we have averaged something in the local news every three day's and there is no such thing as bad publicity they say. We have been on the local radio three times and best of all we had a spot on Alan Titchmarsh's Nature of Britain showing off our new Weed Cutter down at Westleaze. This program was regional but on the B.B.C. 4 network it went out Country Wide.
The Bonfire bash organised by Rachael and the Waterways Recovery Group was a huge success with bodies all over the place and a massive amount of work done at Moredon but still we could not get the clay in place next to the Tunnel stop planks by Sunday nightfall despite all the hard work done by the Guy's there so we put out an appeal for help the following weekend and they turned up from all over the canal network with their wheel barrels and spades. Job done, We owe you Guy's & Girl's one, Each of you were gems and there are to many to name without missing someone out so thanks to you all.
We have also been approached by the Swindon Council with a view to having one of the new Estates being built in the Town named after Canal related names.
Roy Cartwright Branch Chairman