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Brunel Swivel Bridge Project Photos February 2022

A training session by Nick Burwell from Bristol City's Neighbourhood Services Team on graffiti removal got our 2022 season off to a good start in sunny weather. The City kindly provided three types of chemical-remover which we tried out on metal, painted and stone surfaces with surprising success. The area around the two bridges is now clearer of graffiti than it has been for years, so let's see if we can keep it that way.
Neil, thanks for giving up your Saturday to train us, and for explaining that the chemicals are environmentally safe and not toxic to humans. (They are predominantly citric-acid and smell of lemons!)

Welcome to Olivier and Matt from Southville who joined us for the first time. They are looking forward to leading our graffiti and painting efforts, and helping develop our social media presence.

Thanks too to Chris who brought along his petrol strimmer and vanquished most of the weeds on the tongue without damage to historic stonework. Julian, John and Geoff spring-cleaned the little shed, swept it out and stowed everything neatly to allow the Docks Engineers to extract their hydraulic spares more easily if needed. That sounds easy but it entailed 3 hours work.
Each of us felt it a real pleasure to feel 'unlocked' from Covid, out in the sun doing useful work, and enjoying each other's company.

Why not join us on Saturday 26th March, we would appreciate your help.

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