Stuck at Holme Lock

Published: Monday, 19 August 2019

I THOUGHT you would like to know that Holme Lock just outside Nottingham [Trent] is out of order, writes T. Lang.

We moored overnight on Saturday and intending to set off to Newark today, Sunday, but the lock is chained up.

'Unexpected mechanical issue'

A stoppage notice has appeared that gives the reason 'Due to an unexpected mechanical issue with the lock, Holme Lock is currently closed to boaters and that contractors are expected today'.

What the mechanical issue is is not stated, but expect this will be another of those 'peculiar' reasons we seem to be getting more of these days.