SO8963 : Droitwich Canal

near to Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, Great Britain

Droitwich Canal
Droitwich Canal
Looking along the canal from the roadbridge visible in the distance in SO8963 : The Droitwich Canal at an early stage in the restoration of the Droitwich Barge Canal. The channel has been re-excavated in the foreground and work has commenced on digging out under the railway bridges. It was the need to replace the second railway bridge, visible through the arch of the first, that gave a major impetus to getting the restoration work under way. Fortunately BR were persuaded to replace the bridge with a navigable culvert otherwise the restoration could have become prohibitively expensive. Work has progressed slowly but steadily ever since and now the recent announcement of major funding LinkExternal link should see the job completed within a couple of years. The signal box and the semaphore signals are still there today, although the windows in the box have now been replaced with double glazed units thus damaging its appearance.
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March 1977   (more nearby)
Friday, 7 April, 2006
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 894 636 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:16.2271N 2:9.4055W
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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