Our lock’s van-ished!

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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

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