Volunteers in tow for charity boat pull

Rick Brand and Pat Loveless taking part in the charity boat pull from Gringley to West Stockwith

Rick Brand and Pat Loveless taking part in the charity boat pull from Gringley to West Stockwith

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A chance to pull a traditional Chesterfield Canal boat was too tempting for some residents, who took a turn at towing the Dawn Rose on a charity pull between Gringley and West Stockwith.

The Dawn Rose was built by volunteers of the Chesterfield Canal Trust to the traditional design, using hand tools only – as in the 1920s.

To help fund its up-keep, Misterton volunteers took a turn at pulling the 70ft engineless boat along the canal – pictured in harness are Rick Brand and Pat Loveless.

Volunteers paid a £50 fee to the Friends of Dawn Rose and everything else raised went to the Guardian Scheme, which aims to preserve the parish church building and so far, £155 has been raised.

Anyone wanting to support the fund-raising should contact Rick on 01427 891376.