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Completion of lock restoration by Wey & Arun Canal Trust

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The Wey & Arun Canal Trust are proud to announce that the official completion of Gennets Bridge Lock will be celebrated on Saturday, 21st April 2018 at midday.

This is the Trust’s latest restoration project and also marks the retirement of Mr Eric Walker, MBE, leader of the volunteer team who have worked on the lock for the last two years. Our guest of honour will be Mr Nigel Gibbons who has been a huge support during the project.

Work started in June 2015 after the required protected species measures were complete. The lock is situated on the Surrey/Sussex border path.

“Most of the work has be carried out by volunteers but some critical parts of the construction project were undertaken by contractors,” said Sally Schupke, Trust Chairman. “The piling and concrete shell were installed by our contractors, Burras Ltd, with the rest of the work completed by our team of volunteers”.

We invite visitors to join us in the celebrations at the lock side on the 21st April. Parking will be available at Loxwood North Hall (on the B2133 in Loxwood village) and it is a short (but maybe muddy) walk to the lock. A map and souvenir brochure will be available from our publicity stand at Loxwood North Hall.

Further details are available on our website www.weyandarun.co.uk together with details of boat trips from our canal centre during the day.