Cotswold Canals In Pictures

Stroudwater Navigation

Phase 1A Restoration

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Phase 1B Restoration

Thames & Severn Canal

Stroudwater Navigation

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)


Dudbridge Locks Celebration

About 100 volunteers gathered in Stroud on March 19 to celebrate boats being able to pass through the historic Dudbridge Double Canal Locks for the first time in 70 years. More pictures on Flickr. (posted 19/03/2014)

Dudbridge Locks
Four boats belonging to the Cotswold Canals Trust (CCT) & Stroud Valleys Canal Company (SVCC) squeezed into Dudbridge Lower Lock.
Dudbridge Locks
SVCC boat 'Wookey Hole' leaving Dudbridge Lower Lock
Dudbridge Locks
CCT trip boat 'Endeavour' leaving Dudbridge Upper Lock.

Work Continues at Griffin's Mill Lock

The Waterway Recovery Group (WRG) is making good progress at Griffin's Mill Lock, which is on the Thames & Severn Canal near Stroud. Last weekend a new sill was cast, and work is continuing to repair the last major section of brickwork.

Local volunteers are also involved, and work most Tuesdays & Thursdays.

(Photos taken 16/03/2014. Posted 19/03/2014)

Griffins Mill
New sill cast on Saturday, March 15.
Griffins Mill
Last significant section of wall being repaired below bottom gate location.
Griffins Mill
Most of the other brick repairs are now complete, and escape ladders fitted.

The above photos were taken during a 'tea break', hence why there are no WRG volunteers present. A few pictures with volunteers are on facebook.

There are also earlier pictures on the Griffin's Mill Lock page.


Historic Photos

Cotswold Canals in Pictures is starting to add historic photographs to some of the sites pages. These are being placed alongside more contemporary images so the viewer can see how the canals have evolved.

An initial batch of photos have been reproduced with the permission of English Heritage, and pages with these photos on can be found here.

If anyone owns the rights to other photos from the early 1900s, and would be happy for them to be displayed on this site, please get in touch.

(Posted: 21/02/2014)



Cotswold Canals in Pictures

Cotswold Canals in Pictures shows the Stroudwater Canal (or 'Navigation') and Thames & Severn Canal through some 600+ photographs.

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

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