Re­turn to Nel­son’s Wharf

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TRA­DI­TIONAL NARROWBOATS ARE pic­tured fill­ing Nel­son’s Wharf Basin on the Grand Union for the first time in over 50 years, fol­low­ing Wil­low Wren Train­ing’s re­in­state­ment of the for­mer ce­ment works arm near Stock­ton in War­wick­shire.

Built in 1870 and used to bring in coal and take out ce­ment prod­ucts from the Charles Nel­son Ce­ment Works, the arm fell derelict and was filled in and buried after the com­pany ceased trad­ing at the end of the 1940s. But since 2013, Wil­low Wren has built a new train­ing cen­tre, in­stalled a foot­bridge across the arm, dug out the first sec­tion and put it in water, en­abling 14 boats to be crammed into the basin for a week­end in Septem­ber as part of a birth­day party for four wa­ter­ways char­ac­ters and their friends.

Work con­tin­ues to re­store Stage Two of the basin, land­scape the site, and in­stall ser­vices for it to be opened as moorings in 2017.

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