David Suchet launches Tun­nel Vi­sion

LICH­FIELD CANAL

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DAVID SUCHET IS pic­tured giv­ing a help­ing hand to the Lich­field & Hather­ton Canal Restora­tion Trust’s £1m fund-rais­ing ap­peal at the In­land Wa­ter­ways As­so­ci­a­tion’s stand at the Lon­don Boat Show.

The ac­tor and Trustees of the restora­tion trust out­lined their cur­rent Tun­nel Vi­sion cam­paign, en­dorsed and sup­ported by IWA, to raise £1 mil­lion be­fore 2019. This would al­low them to in­stall a tun­nel for the Lich­field Canal be­neath the main Birm­ing­ham-Lich­field rail­way line, and so se­cure the restora­tion of the six-mile through route from the Birm­ing­ham Canal Nav­i­ga­tions to the Coven­try Canal.

The restora­tion trust has ben­e­fited from other as­sis­tance from IWA re­cently, re­ceiv­ing over £4,000 in IWA grants (£2,250 to­wards road signs to raise lo­cal aware­ness of the canals, and just un­der £2,000 to­wards costs for plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tions in re­spect of works at Darn­ford Lane).

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