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Join us for an evening with Roger Squires about saving the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal.

The Stratford-upon-Avon Canal was finally completed in 1816, linking the industrial midlands to the River Avon at Stratford. It’s viability under GWR ownership inevitably declined and the southern section of the canal became derelict. Protest cruises by Sir Peter Scott and L T C Rolt initiated a campaign of restoration; which finally, under the direction of David Hutchings, saw the waterway re‐opened by Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother in July 1964.

Roger will describe how the waterway was saved and restored by persistence and dedication and is now a much cruised component of the Avon ring.

Branch
IWA Chiltern Branch
Event Dates

Wednesday 27th April 2022

Location

Rickmansworth

Restoration

Saving the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal

Join us for an evening with Roger Squires about saving the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal.

The Stratford-upon-Avon Canal was finally completed in 1816, linking the industrial midlands to the River Avon at Stratford. It’s viability under GWR ownership inevitably declined and the southern section of the canal became derelict. Protest cruises by Sir Peter Scott and L T C Rolt initiated a campaign of restoration; which finally, under the direction of David Hutchings, saw the waterway re‐opened by Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother in July 1964.

Roger will describe how the waterway was saved and restored by persistence and dedication and is now a much cruised component of the Avon ring.

Details

Time

7:30pm

Address

Batchworth Lock Canal centre
Canal Bridge
99 Church Street
Rickmansworth
WD3 1JD
Access via steps from bridge.

Parking

4 closest places are (free parking after 6.30pm):

  • Moor Lane layby (street parking)
  • Church Street (street parking)
  • Talbot Road (council car park) WD3 1EY
  • Ebury Road (council car park) WD3 1BH

Please note: Do not park in Aquadrome for evening events as gates close at 8pm.

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Location

Rickmansworth

Rickmansworth WD3 1JD, UK

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