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Cheshire Locks Project News
 
For background information see the Cheshire Locks Project website www.cheshirelocks.org.uk (opens in a  new window)
Our Treasurer and Secretary at work (Photo:Alison Smedley) 
 
For news of future Cheshire Locks working parties and events see our Diary.
These work parties currently take place on the third Thursday of each month except December. Each session starts at 10 am and finishes by 3pm (usually 2:30pm in Winter). You can turn up just for the morning, or for the afternoon, or come for the whole day and bring a packed lunch. All tools will be provided – you just need to wear stout shoes and bring waterproofs in case of rain. Contact the working party organiserJohn Brighouse (or Phone 0780-887-8317) for more details. If you can't reach him, try John Lawson (or Phone 07940 878923) instead.
To view reports on previous work parties, follow the links below
2017     2016     2015     2014     2013     2012 

If you want information about when we worked on a particular site, and what we did there, then check the table below which lists all our work-sites, starting from the top of the flight. Each entry has links to the reports for relevant year when we started/finished work at a location. Note that these links point to that year of work-party reports, NOT directly to the relevant month.

LockCRT Name of Lock
+ (if different) LMS ex-North Staffs Railway name c1942)
Count of Usable
(Status of others)
Total 43 (+7 other)
Work StartedWork Completed
(or Left)
  41
Plants
(Hardingswood) 
  2 April 2017 July 2017 
  42Limekiln
(Furnace Pool)
  2August 2016April 2017
  43Red Bull  1
(+1 Infilled/Road)
October 2015August 2016
 N/ARed Bull Yard
- Car Park & Garden
  N/AJanuary 2016 June 2016
  44Yewtree
(Yew Tree) 
  2February 2015 May 2015
  45Kents
(Kent's)
  2March 2015 July 2015
  46Townfield

  2June 2015September 2015 
  47Church Top
(Church Upper)
  1
(+ 1 Derelict)
August 2017November 2017
  48Church Bottom
(Church Lower)
  1
(+ 1 Out of Use)
August 2017November 2017
  49Halls
(Hall's)
  2August 2013September 2013
  50Lawton Top
(Lawton Upper)
  2July 2013August 2013
  51Lawton Middle

  1
(+ 1 Infilled)
June 2013Same month
  52Lawton Bottom
(Lawton Lower)
  2June 2013Same month
  53Thurlwood Top
(Thurlwood Upper)
  1
(+ 1 Removed)
September 2012February 2013
  54Thurlwood Lower

  2August 2012February 2013
 N/ARode Heath
- Picnic Area & Bridge
  N/AFebruary 2013March 2013
  55Pierpoints Top
(Pierpoint's Upper)
  1
(Never doubled)
November 2018

  56Pierpoints Bottom
(Pierpoint's Lower)
 1
(Never doubled)
October 2018
  57Hassal Green Top
(Hassal Green Upper)
 1
(+1 Infilled/Road)
July 2018October 2018
  58Hassal Green Bottom
(Hassal Green Lower)
  2March 2018June 2018 
  59Maddocks
(Ellison's)
  2

  60Longcroft

  2

  61Cardboard
(Garden)
  2January 2015Left January 2015
  62Pavilion
(Hibberd's)
  1
(+1 Cascaded)
April 2014Left January 2015
  63Clear Water
(Malkin's Bank Upper)
  2October 2013April 2014
  64Saw Pit
(Malkin's Bank Lower)
  2October 2013April 2014
  65Wheelock Top
(Bidner's)
  2

  66Wheelock Bottom
(Wheelock)
  2

 N/A Wheelock Wharf
- Building & Area
  N/AMay 2013Same month
 
Above index last updated November 2018