11th April 2011
How many men does it take to fix a coffer dam?
Five. One in the water and four watching.
We'd just set off from the start of the Worcester and Birmingham Canal, round the corner from Holliday Wharf on day nine of our Easter cruise. We didn't have far to go as we would stop at Bridge 5 on the Stratford Canal, five minutes' walk from Ally and Ben's house. The coffer dam was by The Cube. Was the canal leaking into the cellar?
We stopped at the water point on Holliday Wharf, and then continued away from Birmingham. The canal and railway run alongside each other for a distance.
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