Issue date: 5th February 2013
The Wey & Arun Canal Trust (WACT) has launched a fundraising appeal to raise £365,000 towards the restoration of Gennets Bridge Lock with a view to starting work in mid 2013.
The Trust estimates that volunteer work will reduce the cost of the project by at least 50%.
The construction of the lock will ultimately allow boats to travel northwards from the popular Loxwood Canal Centre in West Sussex up to the Surrey border for the first time since the canal was abandoned in the late 19th Century.
Reconstruction of Gennets Bridge Lock marks the next stage in the efforts by the Trust’s members who have been working to restore the Wey & Arun Canal between Guildford in Surrey and Pulborough in West Sussex since 1970.
To contribute to the project, or to keep a track of the fundraising progress, please visit the Wey & Arun Canal Trust website.