We saw our first volunteer lock-keeper today. He joined us at the 4th from the top lock and helped the other two boats down the lock (they had a large crew between them and we were on our own!)
Just as we started to close the top gate he came and sat on the lock beam and asked us if we felt we had achieved something by doing all the locks. No comment.
We did get help at this lock - Soulsbury Three Locks on the Grand Union, but several years ago.
I matted the photograph onto silver mirror card and stuck it to a blue card blank using sticky-fixers. The ribbon was then stuck across the top and bottom for decoration.