Lock repair did not last a day!

Published: Wednesday, 22 July 2020

BOTH mechanical locks at Sawley on to the Trent failed and were repaired on Monday morning.

Then both failed again on the same day, Keith Gudgin reports.

Engineers back again

So back came the engineers again and the system was back in order and the locks working later on Monday, but no guarantee of course!

Since the old system was replaced by a new 'less complicated' system it has given problems, as boaters found its operation less obvious and in fact more complicated!  That perhaps could be the problem.

The stoppage notice told it was the Sawley Flood Lock (1) that was out of order—another 'Cartism'!