Middlewich reopens

Published: Wednesday, 05 August 2020

THE two broken paddles on Wardle Lock have been repaired.

The paddles are on the lock that connects the Middlewich Branch of the Shropshire Union Canal to the Trent & Mersey Canai, and it has now reopened, Keith Gudgin reports.

The Trust is pleased

Canal & River Trust confirm this, telling: We are pleased to advise the repair to Lock 1 (Wardle Lock) on the Shropshire Union Canal, Middlewich Branch has been successful, and navigation has resumed.

But as Keith adds: It would have been better if they had repaired the first broken one last week.

Then no stoppage

Then of course there would have been no stoppage.