Cotswold Canals – Restoration Progress and Celebrations

Posted on 25. Jan, 2018 by in Environment & Nature, Featured

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Another film by Robert Paget for Cotswold Canals – they write: November 2017: Wallbridge Lower Lock, which is the first lock of the Thames & Severn canal, is prepared for the passage of workboat “Annette 2”. Following a few minutes later in workboat “Wookey Hole” carrying the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) monitoring team. Their journey had started from the Ocean at Stonehouse, and after refreshments at Wallbridge, continued to Bowbridge. Already, since this key event in the canal restoration, Bowbridge lock is fully functional, and better access to the towpath has been constructed there, thanks to local sponsorship. The events of the day were probably the most significant in the restoration of this waterway to date. Joining this restored section of canal and towpath to the national waterway network, will ensure the future of the canal, and all that it brings to the area and community. English Heritage Historic England Archive have granted permission for two aerial images of Lodgemore and Stroud photographed in 1933 and 1938 (Aerofilms Collection), to be included in this film for use both on YouTube and in the canal visitor centres. Music: “Don’t Look Back” & “Love Story” by Jonny Easton, creative commons attribution licence (reuse allowed)

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