Southland Lock Opening

Nearly 200 years after Southland lock on the Wey & Arun Canal was built, restoration work is complete and boats can use it once again. The lock was reopened on 21st June 2014. The official opening of the restored lock was marked by a special event organised by the Trust to celebrate completion of the 3 year project. The lock was originally built between 1813 & 1816 but was abandoned in 1871. The lock was demolished in the 1930's and many of the bricks were reused on local building projects
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Southland Lock Opening 21st June 2014. The V.I.P's disembark from our trip boat Josiah Jessop at the tail of the lock.

Southland Lock Opening 21st June 2014. The V.I.P's disembark from our trip boat Josiah Jessop at the tail of the lock.

Wey & Arun Canal Trust Reviews - Billingshurst, West Sussex Attractions - TripAdvisor

Wey & Arun Canal Trust Reviews - Billingshurst, West Sussex Attractions - TripAdvisor

Southland Lock Opening 21st June 2014. Visiting boats depart from Devils Hole Lock on their way to Southland Lock.

Southland Lock Opening 21st June 2014. Visiting boats depart from Devils Hole Lock on their way to Southland Lock.

Southland Lock Opening 21st June 2014. Visiting boats in the winding hole below the lock.

Southland Lock Opening 21st June 2014. Visiting boats in the winding hole below the lock.

Southland Lock Opening 21st June 2014. Trip boat Josiah Jessop with V.I.P's aboard departs from Devils Hole lock on it's way to Southland Lock.

Southland Lock Opening 21st June 2014. Trip boat Josiah Jessop with V.I.P's aboard departs from Devils Hole lock on it's way to Southland Lock.

Southland Lock Opening 21st June 2014. Simon Carter cuts the tape across the lower gates.

Southland Lock Opening 21st June 2014. Simon Carter cuts the tape across the lower gates.

Southland Lock Opening 21st June 2104. Guildford Priory Brass Band at the lock.

Southland Lock Opening 21st June 2104. Guildford Priory Brass Band at the lock.

Southland Opening 21st June 2014. Trip boat Josiah Jessop with V.I.P's aboard, approaches the lock.

Southland Opening 21st June 2014. Trip boat Josiah Jessop with V.I.P's aboard, approaches the lock.

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