Now it's a sink hole!

Published: Wednesday, 21 March 2018

THE Breach on the Middlewich Branch of the Shropshire Union Canal is now being described as a sink hole!

Which is very difficult to explain as the breach was caused by the collapse of the embankment—above ground level!

Wheelock AqueductDoesn't sound so bad

But it is expected that sink hole does not sound as bad as breach, implying it was caused by the force of nature rather that the failure of the bank (as the picture by courtesy of Joseph Wells clearly shows) and we all know about the new vocabulary of Canal & River Trust of making things to appear not so bad as they really are, now being told:

"Investigations are continuing into what caused the sink hole to open up on the Shropshire Union Canal in Middlewich.
The hole opened up late on Thursday night in Middlewich causing 17 million litres of water to drain out of the canal, as well as leaving boats and wildlife stranded."


Then this was somewhat contradicted by Sarah Body of CaRT who then told:

We need to understand what has happened and look at the evidence which has caused this to happen. We need to rebuild the embankment, reline the canal to make it water tight and rebuild the towpath."