Canal society’s frog race fun

The winners of the Pocklington Canal Amenity Society frog racing event.
The winners of the Pocklington Canal Amenity Society frog racing event.

The frog racing event at Melbourne Village Hall on Friday 30 October, organised by the Pocklington Canal Amenity Society, raised £1000 towards the restoration appeal target.

Pocklington Canal Amenity Society would like to thank race sponsors Mark Smith, Peter Rhodes of Peter Rhodes Feed Services, Malcolm Kemp of Ryedale Organics, Biz Ed and Phil Stephenson.

The Pocklington Canal was opened almost 200 years ago and to celebrate its longevity the Society aims to restore a further 2 miles back into use.

This will be achieved by repairing two locks and clearing the currently unused section of invasive growth. This will further encourage the navigation of the canal by craft whilst assisting the many varied plants and animals that depend on clearer waterways. Work is due to begin on Thornton Lock over the winter months.

Thanks to all those who took part and made the evening a success.

No frogs were harmed in any way during the evening!