The volunteers have spent several years and tens of thousands of hours breathing new life into the formerly derelict stretch between Chippenham and Melksham. The former canal bed has been dug out and filled with water, the towpath has been reinstated and various structures including spill weirs, culverts and a wharf have been rebuilt, while the wildlife habitat has been improved with tree planting, bird boxes and bat boxes.
Now the Trust has made another significant advance by extending the re-watered section beyond Double Bridge, which was officially opened by HRH the Duchess of Cornwall in The line is now 1.
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The original route through Melksham has been lost under modern development but the charity hopes to create a new link using the River Avon instead. Every hour is sincerely appreciated. The Mary Archard tripboat is next due to visit tomorrow Saturday, May 12 , and again on June 9, August 11, September 8 and October 13, from 11am to 3pm. For further information on how to reach the canal from Pewsham or Reybridge, or to join the Trust, visit www.
The restoration will be exciting and interesting and this book will show the changing face of the canal from its once-bustling commercial period, to dereliction and restoration.
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Learn how your comment data is processed. The project has two phases: The towpath project.
A multi use path that follows the approximate line of the canal. This will be in place by August A new canal section. The time scale for this is Restored section about half a mile away Wichelstowe.
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