Volunteers from two local waterway charities spent a week in June re-painting a 19th Century canal bridge on the Caldon Canal.
The cast iron bridge at Hazelhurst Junction, which is a Grade 2 Listed structure, hadn’t been painted for over twenty years, and so The Inland Waterways Association’s North Staffordshire & South Cheshire Branch and the Caldon & Uttoxeter Canals Trust joined forces to plan and implement a project to paint the bridge in a week.
The latest work party on the Uttoxeter Canal continued work in the Crumpwood area. One group dealt with a large clump of hawthorn which was hiding the wall of the weir-keeper’s cottage while another group went to Bridge 70 to remove a tree beside the recently restored towpath. Work to reveal buried parts of the weir also continued.
Cheadle Discovery Centre
10:00am - 3:00pm
The Caldon and Uttoxeter Canals Trust currently have an exhibition in Cheadle Discover Centre, featuring information about the Uttoxeter Canal, recent projects on the Caldon Canal and future volunteering opportunities.
The last day of the exhibition will be on Saturday 28th March from 10am to 3pm, when members of the Trust will be hosting an "At Home" day and will be available to talk to members of the public about the work of the Trust and answer any questions they may have. Why not come along and find out more?
On Monday 23rd March, we will be giving a talk in Denstone Village Hall, entitled A YEAR IN THE LIFE. 2014 was a huge year for the Trust, marking the 40th anniversary of the reopening of the Caldon Canal, as well as being the year that a local volunteer group was established on the Uttoxeter Canal at Crumpwood, carrying on the great work being done as part of the Churnet Valley Living Landscape Partnership.