by: Jon P.
So, what happens next? The eventual plan is to install a landing stage below the lock to allow boats to enter from the Thames. It is also proposed to install a back pumping system to allow the 400m of CCT-owned canal above the lock to be filled with water. Every Thursday evening, CCT volunteers from the A419 to Kempsford group have been busy clearing the canal bed. This is hard work, as there's 90 to 100 years of neglect and dereliction, with fallen trees down across the bed, but we are getting there. We've already reached the far (southern!)end on the western bank, and we're working back along the bed.
The final photo shows Alan and Tony attacking opposite ends of one of several fallen trees - Alan is on the offside bank and Tony is down in the canal bed!
A reminder that Inglesham Lock isn't accessible to the public and access is via private property, so all work parties have to be notified to the owner of the Round House. If you fancy coming to join us, we're there every Thursday from 5pm - contact Jon Pontefract on 07986 351412 or email@example.com