A quick repair

Published: Wednesday, 10 June 2020

THE Trent & Mersey was closed yesterday, Tuesday, at Trentham Lock due to a broken paddle.

But today the navigation is open again with the paddle repaired, Keith Gudgin reports.

The problem was a 'top end' paddle the Trust told, no doubt meaning a 'top gate' paddle, at Lock 35 that had failed and so was inoperable.

But workers were quickly there and the paddle was repaired.

More good news

Stoke Bardolph Lock on the Trent below Nottingham has also now been repaired and the navigation open.  However this time it is only a temporary repair, and a more permanent fixture will have to be made in the future.