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Restoration

Strictly speaking it isn’t a restoration, it’s a revival of an old idea. Could new housing developments and regeneration plans finally bring a canal to Daventry after two centuries?

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Within three years, the first boats are set to return to another restored stretch of the Montgomery Canal, following the launch of a £4m Lottery-backed restoration project

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We visit Carpenters Road Lock in East London, the only lock in the country with two radial guillotine gates, and the last link in the opening up of the area’s waterways

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It might be short, but the Stover Canal is a surviving remnant of a unique transport system which once linked Dartmoor to the coast

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The CRT is urging drivers to slow down after yet another ‘bridge bash’ in December left a repair bill and “a small bit of history lost”

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Boats will not be able to pass each other inside the tunnel if the proposed improvements are carried out

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There is a height restriction of 2.5m for boats travelling udnerneath the bridge

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Access to and from the Leeds & Liverpool, Liverpool Link, Ribble Link and Lancaster has been all but cut off by delayed repairs

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More than 3,000 tonnes of silt and reeds will be removed to “give nature a helping hand”

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Dredging work begins on the Kennet & Avon

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

As well as clearing silt and debris, it is hoped the work will help boost the population of endangered water voles

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The work on the bridges, built by renowned engineer James Brindley, will last three years

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The work is part of essential maintenance planned across the country, with the CRT spending more than £45 million this winter

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Behind the scenes tours around the bridge works site and talks on the project will run on Saturday 26 November

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Mon & Brec repairs boosted by £2.5m

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Improvements are part of a major project to reinvigorate the picturesque waterway and its wildlife from Brecon to Cwmcarn

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Three-mile towpath between Skipton and Bradley now offers better access to the Leeds & Liverpool

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Work begins next year to reopen over a mile of the waterway and a winding hole

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Restoration begins on Newry Canal lock

Friday, September 23, 2016

The work is the next stage in an ambitious project to repair and refurbish the entire canal, which would allow boats to travel through Northern Ireland

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Pennine reopening on track

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The reopening of the final length of the Pennine waterways will take place soon following repair to last winter’s flood damage

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