SO9140 : Strensham Lock - 1

taken 9 years ago, near to Strensham, Worcestershire, Great Britain

Strensham Lock - 1
Strensham Lock - 1
The top gate with the church tower of St Philip & St James at Strensham in the trees on the far bank. This lock was the first lock to be restored in the first waterway restoration of the post-war era. In 1949 the Evesham Journal carried an article describing the sad state of the navigation. In the same year C. D. Barwell, a local engineer and businessman, took his boat up the Avon but was defeated by the poor state of Nafford Lock. He soon became a committee member of the IWA Midlands Branch who started work on a plan to restore the river. In 1950 he bought the Lower Avon Navigation and by early 1951 Strensham Lock was restored. The Lower Avon Navigation Trust, of which Barwell was chairman until 1970, worked for many years restoring and improving the river. The whole of the Lower Avon was navigable by 1962 to Evesham.
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Date Taken
Monday, 1 December, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 17 February, 2009
Category
Lock   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 915 404 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:3.7524N 2:7.4976W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 915 404
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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