RESTORA­TION’S A LARK...

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Our pic­ture shows Colin Ogden and ex-Bri­tish Wa­ter­ways man Keith Tas­sart putting the fin­ish­ing touches to their restora­tion of Larkrigg Hall bridge by fix­ing on its num­ber plate. The grade II listed bridge, on the sec­tion of the Lan­caster which is de-wa­tered but pro­posed for restora­tion by Lan­caster Canal Trust, is owned by farm­ers Gra­ham and Sheila Wil­son. They were im­pressed with the knowl­edge and en­thu­si­asm shown by Colin and Keith and gave per­mis­sion for the work to go ahead. Us­ing the cor­rect lime mor­tar mix and point­ing tech­niques learned from Colin’s master ma­son fa­ther, the re­pairs con­form to her­itage stan­dards.

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