03 November 2019

Blast from the past 5 - Episode 1

By: Peter A.

Back in the late 80's a leading character in our Canal restoration was one David Boakes, you may well have seen the road, Boakes Drive, at Stonehouse named after him.
In this 4 part mini series, a recording of a talk given to a local Stroud club, gives a wonderful insite into the vision of the restoration programme back then.

Episode 1

There is also a bit on the canal's history.  Unfortunately, the tape did not get turned after 40 minutes, so the end was lost, but hope you enjoy this small slice of history.
Plate attached to the balance beam, Blunder Lock.