News with tag 'Restoration'

A New Lease of Life for Bowbridge Lock

Date: 13/11/2017

Bowbridge Lock on the Thames & Severn Canal has been filled with water for the first time in 90 years.  The lock was filled with water for an evaluation cruise by  Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Monitors team on Friday 10th November. ...

Gateway to the Buckingham Arm to be Restored

Date: 12/11/2017

Funding has been secured for the restoration of the first bridge on the Old Stratford Arm of the Grand Union Canal, Cosgrove Bridge.  This was previously destroyed to make way for a farm access, but is now being restored as part of the ...

Locks and Found at WRG Bonfire Bash

Date: 09/11/2017

Photo: Paul Rodgers, IWA trustee and WRGie gets down to work at the Bonfire Bash 2017
On the 4th and 5th November, IWA's Waterway Recovery Group (WRG) held its annual Bonfire Bash Weekend on the Uttoxeter Canal in ...

Win £1000 with IWA's Raffle

Date: 10/08/2017

This year IWA's Raffle is raising money for a very important cause, IWA's Waterways Restoration Hub.  The Hub was launched last year and is a central point for restoration enquiries and requests as well as providing the expertise of ...

£200,000 of grants to support waterways restoration

Date: 06/04/2017

A £200,000 legacy generously donated to IWA by long-time canal expert Tony Harrison, has been awarded to four waterways restoration projects.  Twenty eight bids were received by the charity which seeks to protect and restore the ...

New Family Canal Camp for 2017

Date: 04/01/2017

IWA's Waterway Recovery Group has announced its 2017 programme of canal restoration working holidays for volunteers of all ages. The week-long holidays, called Canal Camps, offer a unique opportunity to volunteer and learn new skills, whilst ...

IWA revitalises and strengthens support for waterway restoration

Date: 19/12/2016

IWA has two core ambitions – the protection and restoration of our nation’s waterways.  Protection is ably managed through our branch network and through our Navigation Committee led by Gren Messham, and has enjoyed a ...

Montgomery Canal Restoration Receives Major Lottery Award

Date: 25/10/2016

Plans to restore one of Britain’s most picturesque canals received a major boost with the announcement that £4.2m of work to restore a further part of the Montgomery Canal is to get underway thanks to a £2.53m grant from the ...

IWA's Waterway Recovery Group at Inglesham Lock

Date: 03/10/2016

This summer has seen a huge move forward in the restoration of Inglesham Lock on the Cotswolds Canals. The project, funded from an IWA Appeal in 2010, has taken

IWA Aid Unlocks HLF Grant for Caldon & Uttoxeter Canals

Date: 28/09/2016

A historic bridge over the Uttoxeter Canal in rural Staffordshire has finally been restored thanks to a three-tiered package of assistance from IWA. The four-year project by Caldon & Uttoxeter Canals Trust to restore Bridge 70 near Denstone ...

New Legacy Fund Open for Bids

Date: 11/07/2016

Following a bequest from former IWA consultant engineer and trustee, Tony Harrison, IWA has announced a new fund which waterway projects around the country will be able to bid for.  Tony, who was an expert in hydraulics and hydrology in ...

New Vans for WRG in Time for Summer Canal Camps

Date: 06/07/2016

Thanks to the success of the ongoing fundraising appeal, IWA’s Waterway Recovery Group has two new vans in time for this summer’s Canal Camps taking place on waterway restoration projects around the country.  

The ...

Staveley Town Lock opened just in time for IWA's Trailboat Festival

Date: 01/06/2016

With hours to spare, the first boat cruised through Staveley Town Lock ahead of IWA’s Trailboat Festival.  The event, which took place over the Bank Holiday Weekend, was combined with the Chesterfield Canal Trust's annual ...

IWA Directory reveals the condition of Britain's 6,500 miles of inland waterways

Date: 06/05/2016

Mainland Britain enjoys 4,700 miles of navigable inland waterways, but that still leaves more than a quarter of our 6,500-mile canal and river network either derelict or unnavigable, IWA's new research shows.

The findings are ...

Help Save Britain’s Industrial Heritage

Date: 18/12/2015

WRG has launched its schedule of canal restoring working holidays for 2016.  The week long working holidays, called Canal Camps, offer a unique opportunity to volunteer and learn new skills, whilst exploring amazing parts of Britain&rsquo ...

Bradley Locks Feasibility Study Launched

Date: 18/11/2015

A feasibility study to consider the restoration of what will be known as the Bradley Canal was launched at a meeting of CRT’s West Midlands Partnership held on Wednesday 11th November.  

The feasibility study, which was ...

IWA's Waterway Recovery Group Bonfire Bash is a Roaring Success

Date: 17/11/2015

On the 7th and 8th November, IWA's Waterway Recovery Group (WRG) held its annual Bonfire Bash Weekend on the

IWA Launches 2015 National Raffle

Date: 02/08/2015

IWA has launched the 2015 Waterways Restoration Raffle following the huge success of last year’s event when over £13,000 ...

Droitwich Canals Sponsored Walk

Date: 15/07/2015

On Saturday 19th September, IWA's WRG is organising a sponsored walk along the Droitwich Canals and Ring to help raise funds for its Van ...

WRG Van Appeal Reaches £60,000

Date: 01/07/2015

IWA's appeal to fund the replacement of four WRG vans has raised over £62,000 towards its £120,000 target, exceeding the half way mark. This ...

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