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Cheshire Locks Project News - 2019

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Thursday 18th January 2019 - Despite a cold frosty start we managed to complete both Pierpoint Locks. On Lock 55 we finished off painting the metal paddle gear; the top gate hand-rail, walkway front plate and gate cap; the lock bridge rails; and the lock ladder. A large encroaching hawthorn hedge alongside the lock was cut back  Both bottom-gate brick quadrants were fully exposed and cleared of grass turf and weeds. On Lock 56 the balance beam on bottom gate was numbered and the strapping posts painted.
  
Lock 55 Before (tall hedge, unpainted ladder)  Lock 55 After (hedge cut back, ladder painted)
   
Hedging in progress                                           Ladder painted      
  
Lock Quadrant exposed                                     Lock 56 finished    
(Photos: John & Sandra Lawson)

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