TRENT and MERSEY CANAL SOCIETY
NEWS and EVENTS DIARY
 
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 Lawson (or Phone 07940 878923) for more details.

To view reports on previous work parties, follow the links below
2018     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.

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

  2
June 2015
September 2015 
  47
Church Top
(Church Upper)
  1
(+ 1 Derelict)
August 2017
November 2017
  48
Church Bottom
(Church Lower)
  1
(+ 1 Out of Use)
August 2017
November 2017
  49
Halls
(Hall's)
  2
August 2013
+ February 2019
September 2013
+ April 2019
  50
Lawton Top
(Lawton Upper)
  2
July 2013
+ March 2019
August 2013
+ July 2019 
  51
Lawton Middle

  1
(+ 1 Infilled)
June 2013
+ June 2019
Same month
+ August 2019
 
  52
Lawton Bottom
(Lawton Lower)
  2
June 2013
+ August 2019 
Same month
+September 2019 
  53
Thurlwood Top
(Thurlwood Upper)
  1
(+ 1 Removed)
September 2012
February 2013
  54
Thurlwood Lower

  2
August 2012
February 2013
 N/A
Rode Heath
- Picnic Area & Bridge
  N/A
February 2013
March 2013
  55
Pierpoints Top
(Pierpoint's Upper)
  1
(Never doubled)
November 2018
January 2019
  56
Pierpoints Bottom
(Pierpoint's Lower)
 1
(Never doubled)
October 2018
January 2019
  57
Hassal Green Top
(Hassal Green Upper)
 1
(+1 Infilled/Road)
July 2018
October 2018
  58
Hassal Green Bottom
(Hassal Green Lower)
  2
March 2018
June 2018 
  59
Maddocks
(Ellison's)
  2


  60
Longcroft

  2


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


  66
Wheelock Bottom
(Wheelock)
  2
October 2019

 N/A
 Wheelock Wharf
- Building & Area
  N/A
May 2013
Same month