Arrival of Ryeford Lock Gates

Ryeford Lock Gates arrive bright & early

SDC’s Jon Pontefract had an early morning call on Thursday.
Two of the three sets of gates for Ryeford Double Lock arrived at 8am… all the way from Halifax to Brimscombe. And they arrived by Severn… 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well… ok, that was the name of the transport company! 

The bright and shiny black painted oak gates have been placed in a warehouse where they will be wrapped in hessian and kept damp whilst awaiting installation at Ryeford.

The third – middle set of gates – are expected soon.

Hargreaves Lock Gates of Halifax

Hargreaves have the contract for all 22 pairs of gates required for the restoration between Stonehouse and Brimscombe.

The Lock Gate Team team is headed up by Richard Booth and Nigel Lord, who ran the Rochdale Canal Workshop at Callis Mill from 1982 up until the formation of Hargreaves Lock gates in 2008

Click on the link below to find out more about Hargreaves.