Sixteen volunteers turned up at the Yard on Friday 28th March 2014 to disburse themselves at various positions on the Pamela May whilst measuring the water level inside the weed hatch. The test passed with a comfortable margin and the boat now has a full Safety Certificate.
Thanks to David and Denise Wensley we now have beautifully restored stern railings and gates.
To avoid deterioration, the crew is asked to replace the covers shown here when the boat is not in use.
FIRST TRIP OF THE PAMELA MAY TO CIRCUMNAVIGATE THE COMPLETE MID-WORCESTERSHIRE CANAL RING
A quote from Peter Daniels e-mail:
I thank you all for your enthusiastic support this weekend. It made a huge difference that Paul and Roger committed to managing the locks in advance on both days. I guess we were lucky that the canals were relatively quiet and the weather was brilliant, but we managed to keep fairly close to the plan overall, but the Tibberton section took a little longer. Then we caught up.
Tom skippered the first day down the river and David Aspinall took over from Worcester Marina to Droitwich.
Photographs supplied by Steve Wyers
On the 23rd and 24th of September, Andrew Phasey took twelve members of the crew through refresher training for the Certificate Of Boat Management. We had an excellent and worth while time practising the following:
The use and types of life jackets / Cold water shock / Fires on board / Man Overboard / Buoyancy Aids / Line Rescue / Communicating with Emergency services / First Aid, CPR / Passenger Safety Address / Emergency Evacuation.
No one, I believe, took photographs, so the following gives some ideal of what it was like!
8th February 2013: A large number of the Pamela May crew assembled at St Andrew’s church to give a series of talks illustrating the various aspects of running the trip boat and to answer questions put by Martin Cook representing the CRT Award Team. DWT has passed the first stage in this competition, the written entry. This was ‘Inspection day’ the second part of the competition.
After the presentations. every-one moved to the yard to show off the Pamela May before retiring to the Hot Pole for lunch.
WATERWAYS RENAISSANCE AWARD COMPETITION
KEDIAN ENGINEERING AT WORK OPENING UP THE FRONT OF THE PAMELA May - Sat 23rd Feb 2013
Safety modifications to the front of the boat started on the 23rd February 2013. See photographs below:
Emergency exit training has now taken place and proved successful.
USING FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
Crew Members Skittle Night, at The Legion: 4th December 2014
The Lowest Scorer
The crew, waiting opposite Waitrose for the Passengers to arrive before going off to Ladywood
January 2016: DWT Yard Tidy by the Pamela May Crew
Tree stump removed
Overhangs removed; clearance for passerby's
Brambles inside Yard
Bramble removal outside to allow access.
March 16th 2016 Pamela May moored over to the other bank ready for jet wash cleaning.– A special Wednesday morning volunteer operation.
The new heater had been fitted and tested and now given a demonstration.
Tom Pedlow and his team has done a considerable amount of improvements to the boat. It now looks and feels LIKE NEW!
Monday March 21st 2016: The Pamela May had an outing to Dunhamstead and is shown here coming down the Two Stage Staircase locks 4 & 5.
The passenger’s definitely warmed to the new heating system.