IMPORTANT lock on a canal running south of Sheffield has been reopened
after work to correct problems caused by ground movement.
including subsidence are believed to have caused the walls at Stret
Lock, on Chesterfield Canal, to narrow slightly, so boats got stuck.
Auton, of Chesterfield Canal Trust, said: “The Canal and River Trust,
which manages the eastern section of the canal, started a widening
scheme last October last year.
involved taking down two of the of the outer brick courses on the
towpath side and replacing them with one course, increasing the width by
50mm. There was an open day in November at which about 250 people went
down inside the lock to inspect the works.
final welding was done on the paddle gear last week. The same day, our
trust’s historic boat, Python, approached. This boat had previously got
stuck every time it tried to get through the lock, in Worksop. This time
it went like a dream, slipping in and out perfectly.
“It might only be two inches of extra room, but it will make all the difference for full sized boats.”
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Pat returns to give a talk on the life of one of Britain’s most renown monarchs. The talk will delve into the early years of Victoria’s life explaining how she became Queen. The talk will also delves into Victoria’s relationship with Prince Albert and how she interacted with the other European monarchies.
The talk starts at 7.30pm on Thursday 5th February at the Innings Public House, Gloucester Road, Prospect, Worksop S81 0RS. Entry is only £3 and there will be a bar on. There is also a large free car park outside.