SO8459 : Droitwich Barge Canal - the restored river lock (lock no. 1 formerly 8)

taken 7 years ago, near to Hawford, Worcestershire, Great Britain

Droitwich Barge Canal - the restored river lock (lock no. 1 formerly 8)
Droitwich Barge Canal - the restored river lock (lock no. 1 formerly 8)
To thoroughly confuse everyone, it has been decided to renumber the locks on this canal, in ascending order from the River Severn to Droitwich. Apparently this reverts to the original practice 200 or so years ago. So the river lock, which will enable boats to pass between the River Severn and the canal, becomes Number 1. Previously it was known either as Number 8 or Hawford Lock.

In this view the river can be seen in the distance. This lock appears complete but it is not open, as there is still work to be done, including dredging in places. The re-opening date has been put back a number of times. Recently the target was Spring 2010, but this has been put back again, and it seems it is now "by the end of the year", i.e. 2010. It does not instil confidence that, as at June 2010, neither the Canal Trust, nor British Waterways had updated their websites since October 2009.

SO8459 : Droitwich Barge Canal - the restored river lock (lock no. 1 formerly 8).
SO8459 : Droitwich Barge Canal - the restored river lock (lock no. 1 formerly 8).
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Monday, 14 June, 2010   (more nearby)
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Monday, 14 June, 2010
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Canal locks   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 842 599 [100m precision]
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