Dean’s lake adventure

The club was contacted by English Heritage following an assessment of a historic bridge over the ornamental lake in the grounds of Chiswick House. The bridge had lost a couple of facing stones on the underside of the arch and to be sure that it was safe, needed to be assessed by a structural surveyor. Luckily he was a 2 star canoeist but health and safety required a safety boat – enter Dean stage left! The weather was perfect and the water calm so for the first time since 1729, two intrepid canoeists braved the lake waters to undertake the survey of the stone bridge!