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Trow Magazine — Packed & Posted

Your Winter Trow is on the way to your letterbox Every three months volunteers despatch the seasonally published magazine to nearly 7,500 Cotswold Canals Trust members. Fifteen volunteers gathered at Zeta Printing Services at Thrupp on Thursday 1st November to pack the winter edition of the Trow in the record time of 2 hours. On completion, […]

Three Hundred Club — Autumn 2018 Draw

Autumn 2018 — Three Hundred Club Draw The Autumn 2018 Three Hundred Club draw recently took place at Cotswold Canals Trust Bell House Headquarters, Wallbridge Lock, Stroud. The draw was made by Gemma Foreman the newly appointed part-time administrator. Gemma comes to the Trust from Stroud District Council where she worked for 12 years in the […]

Canalside warehouse fire

A sad day for Stroud – Historic warehouse found ablaze The Fire and Rescue Service were called to Cheapside Wharf, Wallbridge at 4 pm yesterday Tuesday 21st August. The former Thames & Severn Canal Company Warehouse was found to be ablaze. Photo by Mel Ryan History This Grade II Listed building was built in 1828, as […]

A boat named Flea

CCT Workboats Acquisition Team The Cotswold Canals Trust Western Depot Volunteer workforce includes a team of people who have recently been exercising their combined skills of acquiring, restoring and operating a range of workboats to very good effect. The results of their expertise can already be seen afloat and at work on the Stroudwater Navigation and […]

Rescued swan safely back at Saul

Rescued swan returns On Saturday 4th August RSPCA Inspector Richard Carr and the crew of Cotswold Canals Trust trip boat Endeavour saved a swan from a bout of aggression between swans at Saul Junction. Two weeks later on Sunday 19th, after a spell in a wildlife hospital, a fitter, stronger and well-nourished swan was returned to […]

Trip Boat Volunteers in Swan Rescue at Saul

Afternoon peace shattered at Saul Hissing, splashing and heavy wingbeats broke the afternoon peace at Saul Junction on Saturday 4th August. A gang of aggressive swans were seen carrying out attacks on one of their number. The victim swan, already weak and in distress, was seeking shelter between the boats on the Gloucester – Sharpness […]