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 official opening of the restored lock was marked by a special event organised by the Wey & Arun Canal Trust (WACT) on Saturday 21 June 2014 to celebrate completion of the three-year project. More than 150 people attended the event to see Mr Simon Carter officially open the lock. Further details at www.weyandarun.co.uk/latestnews.phpid=36

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 official opening of the restored lock was marked by a special event organised by the Wey & Arun Canal Trust (WACT) on Saturday 21 June 2014 to celebrate completion of the three-year project. More than 150 people attended the event to see Mr Simon Carter officially open the lock. Further details at www.weyandarun.co.uk/latestnews.phpid=36

Our latest publication "A Guide to Restoration Progress on the Wey & Arun Canal" can be purchased at our Loxwood Canal Centre or via mail order at our website www.weyandarun.co.uk

Our latest publication "A Guide to Restoration Progress on the Wey & Arun Canal" can be purchased at our Loxwood Canal Centre or via mail order at our website www.weyandarun.co.uk

Work starts at Whipley railway bridge over the canal near Cranleigh, Surrey.

Work starts at Whipley railway bridge over the canal near Cranleigh, Surrey.

Visitors are now enjoying the views from the Trust’s Hunt Park Viewing Platform at Shalford, which was finished in mid-July. The complex hexagonal construction was tackled by Trust volunteers under the direction of George Whitehead. The platform, on the edge of a wetlands wildlife area being restored by WACT, will be officially opened on Saturday, October 24th. For more details see www.weyandarun.co.uk/hunt_park_01.php

Visitors are now enjoying the views from the Trust’s Hunt Park Viewing Platform at Shalford, which was finished in mid-July. The complex hexagonal construction was tackled by Trust volunteers under the direction of George Whitehead. The platform, on the edge of a wetlands wildlife area being restored by WACT, will be officially opened on Saturday, October 24th. For more details see www.weyandarun.co.uk/hunt_park_01.php

See our new display at Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre.  Visitors can read about the history of the canal and the work of the Canal Trust in the centre’s Gin Building.  Our exhibition there has been enhanced with two large, colourful panels depicting the history of the canal and our quest to restore the waterway. There are also two brightly painted bargee figures with holes at head height through which children can put their faces to be photographed…

See our new display at Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre. Visitors can read about the history of the canal and the work of the Canal Trust in the centre’s Gin Building. Our exhibition there has been enhanced with two large, colourful panels depicting the history of the canal and our quest to restore the waterway. There are also two brightly painted bargee figures with holes at head height through which children can put their faces to be photographed…

Restoration of the Wey & Arun Canal has benefited from £1,000 donated by Guildford and Reading branch of the Inland Waterways Association.  A cheque for that amount was given to Wey & Arun Canal Trust (WACT) during last month’s commemoration of the waterway’s 200th anniversary.

Restoration of the Wey & Arun Canal has benefited from £1,000 donated by Guildford and Reading branch of the Inland Waterways Association. A cheque for that amount was given to Wey & Arun Canal Trust (WACT) during last month’s commemoration of the waterway’s 200th anniversary.

Photo of walkers crossing St Catherine's Lock on the River Wey during the Wey & Arun Canal Trust 2014 Poddle (sponsored walk). 153 walkers took part and the Poddle raised at least £9000. Further details at www.weyandarun.co.uk/latestnews.php?id=40

Photo of walkers crossing St Catherine's Lock on the River Wey during the Wey & Arun Canal Trust 2014 Poddle (sponsored walk). 153 walkers took part and the Poddle raised at least £9000. Further details at www.weyandarun.co.uk/latestnews.php?id=40

The Wey & Arun Canal Trust unlocks the past at Gosden Meadow, Bramley.   Over the Heritage Open Days weekend of 12-14 September 2014 an archaeological dig took place on Gosden Meadow, Bramley, which established the location below ground of Tanyard Lock (Lock 22) on the former Wey & Arun Canal. The dig was organised by the Wey & Arun Canal Trust and directed by Consultant Archaeologist Martin J. Cook. Further details at  www.weyandarun.co.uk/latestnews.php?id=42

The Wey & Arun Canal Trust unlocks the past at Gosden Meadow, Bramley. Over the Heritage Open Days weekend of 12-14 September 2014 an archaeological dig took place on Gosden Meadow, Bramley, which established the location below ground of Tanyard Lock (Lock 22) on the former Wey & Arun Canal. The dig was organised by the Wey & Arun Canal Trust and directed by Consultant Archaeologist Martin J. Cook. Further details at www.weyandarun.co.uk/latestnews.php?id=42

Please come and join us on the Wey & Arun Canal Trust annual Poddle (sponsored walk) on Sunday June 7, 2015. More details, entry form & poster at www.weyandarun.co.uk

Please come and join us on the Wey & Arun Canal Trust annual Poddle (sponsored walk) on Sunday June 7, 2015. More details, entry form & poster at www.weyandarun.co.uk

Wey and Arun bicentenary celebrations, Loxwood, West Sussex.

Wey and Arun bicentenary celebrations, Loxwood, West Sussex.

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