Daily Archive: June 26, 2013

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Downhill on the Stratford Canal

TUESDAY: Hockley Heath to Preston Bagot, 7 miles, 33 locks            “Yes please!” was the reply to two separate canal volunteers today when help was offered. There were two draw bridges in the first mile and then after the next mile the locks started. Down through the first Lapworth lock and a gentleman in tweed jacket appeared.  He wore a C&RT Volunteer badge but “lived locally”. In fact he lives in the cottage below the first lock where his wife,...