Our lock’s van-ished!
THIS PICTURE, TAKEN on a Waterway Recovery Group canal camp on the Grantham Canal, captures the essence of just how much demolition sometimes has to be done to get down to a solid base before beginning the construction phase of a canal lock restoration.
The volunteers were supporting the Grantham Canal Society’s Lottery-funded project to rebuild Lock 15 at Woolsthorpe as part of the long-term scheme to reopen the canal all the way from Grantham to the Trent – see CB, Nov 15 for the full restoration story.
Also visible in the background are two new nine-seater van/ minibuses which WRG is now the proud owner of, having reached halfway to the target of its £120,000 appeal for four new vehicles. The vans play a vital role transporting volunteers, equipment, and tools on weeklong Canal Camps and weekend digs across England and Wales.
A new beginning at Woolsthorpe