Daily Archives: February 20, 2014

Canal News – Lock 74 Middlewich, Trent & Mersey Canal

Canal News

Lock 74 Middlewich, Trent & Mersey Canal


23 Feb 2014   10:00 – 16:00


Brooks Lane Middlewich CW10 9PJ On street parking available next to the lock

 Join us to find out how we’re keeping this lock in good working order.

 4476Lock 74 Middlewich, Trent & Mersey Canal

 4477 Lock 74 no boatLock 74 Middlewich, Trent & Mersey Canal

 4478Lock 74 Middlewich, Trent & Mersey Canal

We’re draining a section of the Trent & Mersey Canal to allow us to refurbish a section of the Lock Flight at Middlewich. While it’s empty we’re giving you a rare chance to walk along the bottom of the canal and find out what it takes to keep everything in working order.

We need to repair a quoin (the slot in the lock chamber wall where the gates fit), which started to fail during the summer months. We’ll also carry out a range of masonry repairs. At the two neighbouring locks we’ll refit a bumper board and carry out the excavation and replacement of a failed culvert (enclosed drain under the canal).

This free event is one of many open days taking place around the country and promises to be a fun and informative day out for the whole family.

Everyone’s welcome and there’s no need to book in advance. Please make sure that you’re wearing suitable footwear for trudging about in the bottom of a lock. Please note last entry is at 3.15pm.