GLOUCESTER & SHARPNESS
IT’S COMMON TO find supermarket trolleys dumped in canals but a clean-up on the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal near Hempstead Bridge discovered three cars. The vehicles, which are believed to have been there for some years, were lifted out by the Canal & River Trust, together with numerous bikes, and plenty of the ubiquitous trolleys.
“We knew there was likely to be one car down there, but it’s come as a surprise to us that there were another two waiting for us,” said Nick Worthington, CRT waterway manager. “It’s likely the cars have been down there for a while, but the bikes, trolleys and other junk are more recent, and it’s such a shame that people continue to treat the canal as a dumping ground.”