Legacy boosts four wa­ter­ways

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GRANTS TO wa­ter­way restora­tion projects from a £200,000 legacy left to the In­land Wa­ter­ways As­so­ci­a­tion will see a to­tal of al­most six miles re­opened to boats on four navigations.

The be­quest was from Tony Har­ri­son, who served the As­so­ci­a­tion as a Trustee, chaired its restora­tion com­mit­tee for five years, and as one of its hon­orary en­gi­neer­ing con­sul­tants pro­vided ad­vice on water-re­lated en­gi­neer­ing is­sues to many restora­tion projects. From 28 pro­pos­als sub­mit­ted in re­sponse to IWA’s in­vi­ta­tion in 2016, the As­so­ci­a­tion has cho­sen four to sup­port: • Re­build­ing the last miss­ing road bridge on the English length of the Mont­gomery Canal. • Re­open­ing the next two miles of

the Pock­ling­ton Canal in­clud­ing

Wal­but Lock and Thorn­ton Lock. • Cre­at­ing a water con­trol sluice to main­tain suit­able lev­els in the north­ern length of the Crom­ford Canal for the trip-boat Birdswood to op­er­ate re­li­ably. • Re-gat­ing the re­stored Strat­ford St Mary Lock, open­ing up al­most two miles of the River Stour. See our restora­tion fea­ture on Page 79 for the full story of all these projects.

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