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Lock 17 Fradley Junction Open Weekend

Head along to Lock 17 for the Fradley Junction Open Weekend.

Event details

18th February 2017 to 19th February 2017

10:00am - 3:00pm

Junction Lock 17

Trent & Mersey Canal

Address

Lock 17 on the Trent & Mersey Canal

Fradley Junction
Alrewas
Burton-upon-Trent
Staffordshire DE13 7DN

Works at Lock 17 involve replacing the beam on the off-side bottom gate and relining and refitting both the top and bottom gates to stop leaks. The timber quoins on both sets of gates will be replaced and the team will also be fixing any damaged bricks and stones in and around the lock. The works, which are running for four weeks from 6 February to 5 March, will cost £80,000.

Visitors will be able to come along and walk in the drained lock chamber on the original brickwork and learn about the essential works here from the Trust’s experts. Volunteers from Explorers will be on site running activities for children, the yard workshop will be open where people will be able to make bat and bird boxes and nature walks will be running during the day.

Lock 17 Fradley Junction