All creatures, be they great or small –
Each Son and every Daughter,
From Mountain Stream
To Powering Steam
Be thankful for Earth’s Water.
Today we’re busy on a water project that may open near the River Severn where steam powered looms made their mark in the 1800’s and where canal boats may soon return.
This afternoon, Grant’s off to do some storytelling with tales of fish trading, water use, food distribution and farming. On the story list is also the comic water poem ‘Useful’ by Graham Foster from ‘Conversations’ (pub.1999)
There’s a little ‘note4u’ slip stuck to the door at the WoW Field Centre saying “Take a wet sponge with you”. No mystery – no problem! It’s to give the Knucklas Viaduct sign a quick clean
WoW was asked if our charity would support this sign a few years ago. For World of Water, it celebrates the 150th Anniversary of how steam power spread train transport into the area and throughout the UK. For Mid-Wales, it’s more to do with a celebration of the opening of the Mid Wales line. If you haven’t travelled it yet, it’s a must-do.
If you are walking the Mid-Wales path that follows this line, look out for WoW’s interpretation sign. You will find it just under the 13 arched viaduct which still carries some special event steam trains high over the beautiful river valley to this very day.