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RESTORATION

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January - February 2015

West of Withy Mills

Hedge laying work parties along the canal embankment wall

February 2015

Dry Dock Arch

Eastern stone arch ring completed, work continues on arch barrel.

April 2015

West of Withy Mills

Dry weather allows work to re-start early one April morning

April 2015
Dry Dock Arch

Work begins on western stone arch ring.

April 2015
Paulton Basin

Swans begin nest building.

April 2015
West of Withy Mills

The crop field is completely reinstated ready for planting and work begins on clearing the final stretch of canal to Terminus Bridge.

April 2015
Dry Dock Arch

The final ring of the inner arch barrel is put in place

April 2015
Near Terminus Bridge

The digger removes the last of the infill, completing the canal as far as Terminus Bridge narrows

April 2015
Dry Dock Arch

The centring has been removed and the arch is now free-standing

April 2015
Near Terminus Bridge

The digger works on late into the night to reinstate the topsoil on the field above the canal

May 2015
Paulton Basin

Work continues with frequent checks to see that the nesting swans are not being disturbed

June 2015
Terminus Bridge
to
Withy Mills

This section of the canal is ready to be refilled with water

June 2015
Withy Mills
stop point

Stop planks installed

January 2016
Withy Mills
stop point

Water depth 27"

The first powered boat on the restored canal

Click this link to see the YouTube video

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