The Church Minshull Community Website
By Arena Webteam - 24th June 2018 9:00am
The final boat stranded on the Middlewich Branch of the Shropshire Union Canal following the breach on the 15th of March has now been recovered by the Canal and River Trust and their contractors. 15 other boats had already been recovered or refloated but this final boat, "Jess Talisman", was only a few metres from the breach.
To recover the boat a road had to be laid in the bottom of the canal to allow a lorry with a crane to get to the boat and remove it. Work can now start on the repair to the actual breach.
It is thought that the work will continue to the end of the year and cost between £2.5 and £3 million to restore this important link in the Northwest canal system. The canal will therefore remain closed until the New Year.
(Thanks to Waterways World for the Information and pictures)
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
At 10am on Sunday morning 15 intrepid travellers set out from Church Minshull to visit Blackpool Tower Ballroom.Despite many cries of "are we nearly there yet?" and "is that Blackpool Tower?" shouted at every electricity pylon, we did get there.The first impressions of the Ballroom quite took our breath away. We had all seen it on Strictly but in real life it is smaller...
Imagine my surprise when, at our flower club meeting in December, I won a trophy for my entry into the members' competition. The title was "Christmas Sparkle". My design is shown in the photo on the right. It wasn't until I arrived home to Village Farm, Church Minshull that I made the connection. The trophy I had just been presented with, was the "Cely Lindop Memorial...
Well last time we forgot to wish you all a "Happy New Year" — sort of deliberately because as far as dogs are concerned the new year is only just starting. What do I mean — well hang on and I'll tell you!I'm dictating this to himself at the end of January and we were both saying this morning how finally we are starting to see the mornings getting lighter when we are out for a...