The Hillmorton system

Published: Friday, 15 June 2018

REGARDING the volunteer operation at Hillmorton Locks, the one lock up one lock down system only seems to be in operation at the bottom pair, writes T. Lang.

hilmorton btI have now worked the locks both ways and the two volunteers were only on duty at the bottom locks, and though they were definitely operating a one up one down system on my first visit, being the only boater on my second visit it did not seem to apply.

Waste of water

A colleague however also using the locks reported that he had no problem coming down until he reached the bottom locks, but then noticed that though one lock was full and of course ready the volunteer filled the other lock of the pair to let him down, that he pointed out was a waste of water.

He also agreed that the volunteers stay at the bottom by the kettle!