Kennet & Avon falling apart

Published: Tuesday, 30 June 2020

TWO more stoppages on the Kennet & Avon Canal are showing the lack of proper maintenance is having effect.

This time a damaged collar has eventually given way on Guyers Lock (84) and has closed the waterway at Newbury, Keith Gudgin reports.  We are told a repair will be undertaken.


The second stoppage is the Church Swingbridge at Hungerford, which is number 50, not 85 as given in the stoppage notice.

The reason given is that it has a mechanical failure and that engineers will be attending.