Technical Support Team Day at the Grantham Canal

The water management team got out and about in September to help with the final stages of the restoration of Lock 15 on the Grantham Canal ahead of the grand opening on 13 September 2019.

Technical Support Team on the Grantham Canal

The Grantham Canal Society volunteers have done a magnificent job getting the lock ready for use with thousands of hours of hard work. Our team joined colleagues from some of our other technical teams within the Trust to get our hands dirty laying turf, painting bollards and getting the signs up ready. We had a great day finding out more about the history of the canal and helping to get Lock 15 ready for its grand opening.

As a technical support team day out, we had the opportunity to meet up with and work alongside colleagues from the restoration and infrastructure services teams who we don’t get to see very often.

Background to the restoration

The Grantham Canal was built for coal transportation and used to run for 33 miles from Grantham through 18 locks to join the River Trent. It was open for navigation between 1797 and was finally closed to boating in 1929. The Grantham Canal Society have been working to restore it since the 1970s and a section is now open for navigation.

If you would like to know more about the Grantham Canal and its restoration, please follow these links to the Grantham Canal page and Restoration page on our website.

Last date edited: 23 September 2019

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