NEW FRIEND FOR ASH­TON

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An­gela Rayner, Ash­ton-un­der-Lyne MP and Shadow Ed­u­ca­tion Sec­re­tary, has signed up to be­come a sup­porter of the Canal & River Trust af­ter a fact-find­ing visit to the £500,000 Tame Aqueduct re­pair pro­ject (see CB, De­cem­ber 2016) in Ash­ton-un­der-Lyne. Dur­ing the visit to the Grade 2 listed aqueduct, Mrs Rayner was shown how her­itage restora­tion tech­niques are be­ing em­ployed to re­pair the 1798 struc­ture. And, as pic­tured, she en­joyed a short walk to nearby Port­land Basin which forms the junc­tion of the Ash­ton and Peak For­est canals and was welcomed as a ‘Friend’ of the CRT by fundraiser Denise Rich­mond.

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