Lock gate back in place on Staffs & Worcs

Published: Wednesday, 16 December 2020

THE lock gate on the Staffs & Worcs that came out of its socket has been put back.

Filance LockPenkridgeThis was Filance Lock (37) at Penkridge, that closed the canal with engineers attending to replace the lock gate in its socket, Keith Gudgin reports.

Couple of boats held up

Being in the winter stoppage season there were only a couple of boats held up by the stoppage, we are told, and they were not too concerned by having to wait.

The navigation has now reopened, but there is a warning to 'proceed with care', that suggests it is only a temporary repair and boaters should handle the gate carefully in the event it comes out again!