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Bowbridge Lock Restoration

The restoration of Bowbridge Lock received a boost with the arrival of the Waterway Recovery Group (WRG) for 4 week-long work camps that started in August.

(Photos taken and posted: 17/08/2014)

More photos on facebook.

WRG volunteers repairing the towpath retaining wall at the head of Bowbridge Lock
Coping stones being removed to allow repairs to start on the underlying brickwork

See also the CCiP Bowbridge Lock page.

Inglesham Lock Restoration

Waterway Recovery Group (WRG) volunteers have been working at Inglesham Lock this summer. The work undertaken includes brickwork repairs under Inglesham Bridge and uncovering the lock's spill weir.

However, the main objective is to prepare the lock chamber for the large-scale brickwork repairs that are required.

A temporary dam has been installed across the canal just below Inglesham Bridge. This is soon to be replaced by a new 'sand-bag' dam, which will remain in place until all the lock repairs have been completed - which will take a year or more.

More photos on the Cotswold Canals in Pictures facebook page.

(Photos taken 03/08/2014 - posted 04/08/2014)

View of the Inglesham Lock work site
Volunteers uncovering part of the lock's spill weir
This view gives an indication as to the state of the lock chamber brickwork
Brickwork repairs under Inglesham Bridge
Please note this site is not open to the public. Visits should be arranged through the IWA.

Griffin's Mill Lock

On Tuesday July 1 new gates were installed at Griffin's Mill Lock on the Thames & Severn Canal at Thrupp, near Stroud.

This marks the culmination of several years work by volunteers from the Waterway Recovery Group (WRG) and the Cotswold Canals Trust to restore this lock.

There is still work to complete at the lock, including the fitting of paddle gear. (Posted 04/07/2014. Updated 27/07/2014)

Above photos taken 20 July 2014
Griffin's Mill Lock, Thrupp on 3 July 2014

Phase 1B Restoration

An overview of the likely work involved in the Phase 1B restoration of the Stroudwater Navigation between Saul Junction and Stonehouse has been added here. (posted 14/04/2014)


Cotswold Canals in Pictures

Cotswold Canals in Pictures shows the Stroudwater Canal (or 'Navigation') and Thames & Severn Canal through some 800+ photographs.

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Parts of these canals either have been, or are being, restored.

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Towpath Closures

Towpath closures are likely during work to restore the Cotswold Canals. See here for more details (opens new window).