Double celebration for Stafford Riverway Link

The Stafford Riverway Link (SRL) community group is holding a two-day fete at its Baswich site, on 28 and 29 May, to celebrate 25 years of its formation and 250 years since the opening of the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal.

Visitors to the free event will be able to find out more about the work of the SRL, and that of its supporters, River Canal Rescue (RCR). There will be items for sale from narrowboats representing Roving Traders, plus arts and crafts, beer and fish and chips

The SRL community interest company is working to re-connect the one and a half mile waterway link between the River Sow and Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, enabling boats to enter the centre of Stafford. Its volunteers have already uncovered the site of the old lock house and they’re planning to reconstruct an aqueduct and lock, to link the two waterways, and make the River Sow navigable.

More information from John Potter.

Image courtesy of Roger Kidd.

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