Legacy boosts four waterways
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.