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Improving access at Bowbridge

Access for all at Bowbridge Stroud District Council Canal Restoration Volunteers are driving forward improved pedestrian and wheeled access at Bowbridge Bridge. The scene at Bowbridge in July 2017 Restoration of the road bridge carrying Butterow just completed A new set of steps leading from the towpath up to the eastern end of Eagle Mill […]

Dredging Progress Report

History made again Four work boats made the journey from Wallbridge Lower Lock to Bowbridge Lock and beyond on Monday 11th & Wednesday 13th December 2017. The 2017 boats were… ‘Dredger No. 5’ (also known as ‘Augustus Gloop’) propelled by the Stroud Valleys Canal Company (SVCC) workboat ‘Wookey Hole’ operating in tandem with ‘Annette II’. […]

Calling Creative Gardeners!

Create a ‘Lockery‘ in your garden A unique opportunity to artistically recycle sections of long defunct lock gates. Creativity & Imagination Ian Moody, Canal Volunteer Coordinator with Stroud District Council, was with his team at Brimscombe Port recently when they discovered these interesting chunks of lock gates. Ian, being a creative and imaginative fellow, recognised the […]