Despite the unpromising damp start to the day, nearly 30 volunteers turned up to clean the stretch in Merton upstream from North Road and along Wandle Bank.
The usual array of bits of old carpet, metal, bikes, wheels, tyres and of course shopping trolleys were pulled out of the cold, damp silt. Care had to be taken as the water was fast flowing and deep in places.
A couple of trolleys were also retrieved from the river running alongside Sainsburys and were delivered back to the supermarket!
As can be seen seasonal drinks were enjoyed afterwards in the William Morris at Merton Abbey Mills. Nick Spencer was also presented with a t-shirt to mark his award of Wandle Trust Volunteer of the Year.
Thanks to all our volunteers: Alan, Alex, Andy P, Chris, Diana, Duncan, Emilio, Erica, Gideon, Gill, Ion, Jane, John B, John M, John W, Miriam, Nathan, Neil, Nick M, Nick S, Nigel, Paul, Peter, Rob, Sally, Sue, Theo and Thomas buy tt domain