Derelict lock on Grantham Canal reopens after three-year restoration

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Martin Nicholas

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Aug 4, 2021, 5:28:00 AM8/4/21
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Published today:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-58073905

Sadly, the navigation is being restored from the "wrong end".

More links:
http://www.granthamcanal.org/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grantham_Canal

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ChrisND @UKRW

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Aug 4, 2021, 7:58:36 AM8/4/21
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On 04/08/2021 10:27, Martin Nicholas wrote:
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> Published today:
> https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-58073905
>
> Sadly, the navigation is being restored from the "wrong end".

Yes, but that is so often the case - generally through necessity to be
seen to 'make a start'.

When the next two locks in this flight of 7 are restored over the next
couple of years, it will then be a relatively easy task to have about
1/3rd of the canal restored and be viable in its own right for local
boating.

Chris D

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Steve

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Aug 5, 2021, 3:13:42 PM8/5/21
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On 04/08/2021 10:27, Martin Nicholas wrote:
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> Published today:
> https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-58073905
>
> Sadly, the navigation is being restored from the "wrong end".
>
> More links:
> http://www.granthamcanal.org/
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grantham_Canal
>

Yes but you have to have something to show people when you ask for the
money to build the new section to reconnect it to the Trent - using the
existing route, dropping the line and doing a tunnel under the road etc
that's been built over the top of it isn't practical.

Martin Nicholas

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Aug 6, 2021, 4:32:26 AM8/6/21
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On Thu, 5 Aug 2021 20:13:41 +0100
Steve <don'ts...@tty.org.uk> wrote:

> Yes but you have to have something to show people when you ask for
> the money to build the new section to reconnect it to the Trent -
> using the existing route, dropping the line and doing a tunnel under
> the road etc that's been built over the top of it isn't practical.

Personally I'd prefer to have the money spent on engineering, maybe
just a report, the connection to the Trent.

It's amazing what can be done. The A38 Whitminster Roundabout:
https://youtu.be/qE-8gke1UsA

Local geography is doubtless different in Nottingham. Then there's
flooding to consider.

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