Young volunteers set about restoring a disused canal.
L/S of an overgrown canal. Various shots of volunteers at work - building bonfires of old branches, chopping down weeds. A small crane is used to lift big bits of debris from the canal. M/S of two women stone bricks. Various shots of volunteers from the Royal Engineers and the R.A.F. (Royal Air Force) laying cement.
A girl is seen dolling out sandwiches - the volunteers only payment for their hard work. M/S of a girl eating a sandwich, looking over a bridge over the canal.
The volunteers are seen lowering a new lock gate into the canal. C/U of the man operating the crane lowering the gate.
A pulley contraption is used to lift buckets of bilge from the bottom of the canal. High angle shot of men on the canal bed filling buckets of bilge. C/U of a boy painting a post. C/U of a bilge bucket on the pulley.