Canal open day hailed success

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HUNDREDS of people have shown their support for a canal preservation project.

More than 250 local residents visited Stret Lock in Worksop to find out more about work to widen the 250-year-old waterway network.

Members of the public were able to walk along the drained lock which stands around 20ft deep, as well as speaking to the construction team behind the work to find out what is required to protect the canal.

The site has been opened up this winter as part of the Canal & River Trust’s conservation and maintenance works across 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales.

Danny Brennan, of the Canal and River Trust, said: “We hope events like this encourage more people to use their local waterway and help us ensure the waterways are protected for another 250 years and beyond.”