A bit of rain doesn’t dampen folks’ spirits

(l-r) Ted Price, Edlington, Dennis Roe, Andy Chapman and Geoff Chapman from Edlington all hold their tools as part of the cleaning up of Martinwells Lake in Edlington. Picture: Andrew Roe

(l-r) Ted Price, Edlington, Dennis Roe, Andy Chapman and Geoff Chapman from Edlington all hold their tools as part of the cleaning up of Martinwells Lake in Edlington. Picture: Andrew Roe

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ThESE hardy souls braved the downpours to carry on the work to breathe new life into the scene of the Edlington torture attacks.

The volunteers helped clean up the area around Martinwells Lake as well as installing more benches.

Sunday’s community clean-up was the latest in a string of events held to transform the area formerly known as the Brick Ponds.

It was where two young friends were attacked and sexually assaulted by two brothers in Doncaster Council foster care in April 2009.

Following the horrific attack the Friends of Martinwells Lake was set up to transform the area.

Among the supporters is Don Valley MP Caroline Flint.

She said: “I can’t praise the Friends of Martinwells Lake enough for what they have done.

“This old brick pond has been transformed in just two years. I have never seen so many people walking their dogs, cycling with children or fishing. This is beginning to be the place it was always intended and that is thanks to the Friends of Martinwells Lake.”