Poirot gets clued-up on restoration
WATERWAYS SUPPORTER AND actor David Suchet (pictured, centre) unveiled a BCN boundary post alongside the Lichfield Canal and took the opportunity to catch up on a decade of progress of the canal’s restoration since his last visit.
Mr Suchet, a Vice President of the Lichfield & Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust, met the Trust’s volunteers and was given a tour
of its achievements, at Lichfield’s Darnford Park, Borrowcop Locks Canal Park and the Crane Brook crossing (near the aqueduct over the M6 Toll, which the Trust’s David Suchet Appeal helped to fund in 2003).
The final site visited, by the Boat Inn on Walsall Road, was the setting for the unveiling of the refurbished post, one of many which were used on the Birmingham Canal Navigations system (of which the Lichfield formed a part) to indicate the edge of the company’s land.
The Poirot star declared himself “astonished” at the progress made, and vowed to continue to “do all I can to help the canals be put back to their former glory”.