Stave­ley goes right up to the wire

CHESTERFIELD CANAL

Canal Boat - - News -

THE BAD NEWS on the Chesterfield is that the wet spring weather meant the Canal Trust just lost its ‘race against time’ ( see CB, June) to get the new Stave­ley Town Lock and Hart­ing­ton Har­bour in use in time for the Trail­boat Fes­ti­val at the end of May. But the good news is that the Fes­ti­val should at least have seen the first boat pass through the lock it­self.

As we went to press, the gates had been in­stalled and the paddle gear was go­ing in. All be­ing well, a tem­po­rary dam will have en­abled a short length of canal be­low the lock to be re-wa­tered so that the Trust’s trip boat could of­fi­cially open the lock dur­ing the Fes­ti­val.

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