COTSWOLD CANALS – Griifin Mill Lock restored by volunteers

Posted on 30. Sep, 2014 by in Environment & Nature, Featured

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15 min film of the restoration of Griffin Mill Lock (Thames & Severn Canal) by Cotswold Canals. Following extensive brickwork repairs to the lock chamber and the side weir by teams of volunteers, the lock was ready for regating by Messrs Hargreaves of Halifax. Volunteers fitted the new paddle gear to the bottom gates, constructed the jack posts for the ground paddles and installed them together with new lockgear. Brick quadrants were constructed to allow safe operation of the gates, and cast bollards were installed at the lockside. The earth and clay bunds which had held back water from the lock chamber during the works were removed during a WATERWAY RECOVERY GROUP VOLUNTEER work camp. The site was then tidied, fencing replaced (September 2014) and a commemorative bench and interpretation board installed. This restoration forms part of Phase 1A of the restoration of the Cotswold Canals.

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See Cotswold Canals Trust at: http://www.cotswoldcanals.com/

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