Tim Rane has hauled out trolleys number 50 and 51 from the Foss this month – Well done! But why are they there???
Tim has hauled a few bikes out of the river over the last couple of years, most of which were fit for nothing more than recycling, however the odd one is still in a recoverable condition, either for use as spares, or for overhaul and selling on for charity. Changing Lives UK is a charity providing specialist support services for … Read More
A busy day on Sunday with plenty of visitors and an excellent turnout of paddleboarders who, by all accounts, enjoyed their outing and the chance to see the city from a different perspective. Probably the most popular exhibit was a tray of river-dwellers including dragonfly larvae, a selection of worms and leeches and some tiny freshwater shrimps! With the help … Read More
A group of paddleboarders will make their way downstream from near Monkbridge at around 11am on Sunday morning heading to Castle Mills lock (and back later!). It’s a fun way to enjoy the river – this year without the duckweed that covered everything last August. It’ll be the biggest gathering of a paddleboards the river has seen with better than … Read More
City of York Council have again made their boat “Foxy” available for our experienced crew of pickers to carry out a litterpick along the river starting from Foss Islands Road at around 10am on Saturday morning. It’s the first of the year and there’s plenty of litter to collect.
We are putting up a gazebo on Foss Islands Road again this year, next to Majestic Wines. Come and have a chat and see what we’ve been up to and are planning!
yet more bikes and trolleys were hauled from the river last week ! Why oh why must people use the Foss as a dump – whatever happened to pride?
Sumer is icumen in, Lhude sing cuccu! Groweþ sed and bloweþ med And springþ þe wde nu, Sing cuccu! I always thought it was written by Chaucer, but apparently it dates from the mid-thirteenth century, over a hundred years before he penned The Canterbury Tales! It translates (roughly but without scanning) as Summer is a’coming in, Loudly sing, cuckoo! The … Read More
There is now a booklet which will be given to new members to tell them something about the river and the Society they have joined. Copies will be available to existing members (at £1 to cover printing costs) at the AGM, and subsequent open meetings. It will also be available to non-members at £3, initially from our gazebo at the … Read More
Tim’s continuing battle to remove junk dumped in the river by thoughtless and selfish people. Click here