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photo 128

Lock 27 pre-restoration - date unknown (128)

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Kingswood Junction Proposal 1795 (129)

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Dredging near Lapworth. An example of what was later realised to be inefficient dredging as too much mud was left in the channel. Note the mud boards on the towpath - April 1961 (127)

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Lock 21 being restored

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Bancroft Basin before restoration - about early 1950s (124)

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"Laughing Water II" - the first boat to travel the southern section for 35 years in 1964

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Lock 21, Kingswood Junction - date unknown (125)

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Last 3 locks of the Wilmcote flight. Note the lock keeper's cottage which was demolished shortly afterwards - August 1956 (121)

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Widening lock 30 just 2 weeks before reopening - 1964 (122)

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Looking towards lock 40 from Canada Bridge during restoration - date unknown (119)

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Lock 41 looking north - March 1964 (118)

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Rubbish dredged out of lock 54 - March 1963 (115)

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'Racking off' stop planks in the bottom end of lock 38 - September 1962 (114)

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Lock 41 looking north - August 1962 (117)

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Working on Wootton Wawen aqueduct about 1963 (116)

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After clearance and the first dredging, Preston Bagot - June 1962 (111)

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HM Queen Mother arriving at the barge lock in Bancroft Basin for the reopening ceremony - July 1964 (113)

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Remains of the old towpath discovered under Banbury Road bridge in Stratford - date unknown (112)

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Removing mud from the bottom of lock 38 - September 1962 (110)

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Queen Mother cutting the tape to reopen the canal, July 11th 1964 (107)

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The canal at Preston Bagot before restoration - October 1958 (108)

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Featherbed Lane bridge, Wilmcote, shored up by baulks of timber - 1957 (106)

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'Acrow Props' holding shuttering in place, Wilmcote flight - 1963 (105)

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Downstream approach walls of lock 48 Wilmcote flight. Note the inward lean of the walls - date unknown (102)

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The Bancroft basin about 1930, at the end of its commercial life but before conversion to pleasure gardens - about 1930 (103)

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Two canoes crossing Edstone aqueduct in March 1957. The licence issued for the leading canoe proved the navigation of the canal and resulted in the rejection in 1958 for a Warrant of Abandonment - March 1957 (101)

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Photo of test cruise by Emscote in the pound below lock 50 - six weeks before the opening cremony - May 1964 (098)

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Photo of the Wilmcote flight before restoration - date unknown (095)

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Digging out a collapsed culvert at Lock 54 - date unknown (100)

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Rebuilding a wall of lock 43 - August 1963 (088)

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Yarningale Aqueduct - October 1962 (087)

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Royal Engineers working on pound 30-31 - September 1961 (086)

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Photo of lock 52 - July 1960 (085)

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Photo of derelict split bridge above lock 48 - 1962 (081)

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The pound between locks 53 & 54 - 1962 (084)

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Dredging opposite Tyler Street Wharf - March 1963 (083)

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Split bridge above lock 48 (ref 81) after restoration - March 1964 (082)

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Top gate of Wilmcote flight before restoration - date unknown (078)

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Lock 41 before restoration - August 1962 (080)

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Photo of the canal at Preston Bagot - October 1958 (079)

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Canal maintenance gang pile driving - 1914 (077)

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Photo of Kendall's factory alongside lock 52 - 1914 (076)

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Canal maintenance gang pile driving - 1914 (075)

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A Unit-Loader was loaned to the WRG and used by the canal society - January 1987? (074)

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Wootton Wawen canal basin - date unknown (073)

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From an article on canoe trip - May 1957 (070)

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Barrel roof cottage at Lowsonford (042)

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Photo of Wootton Wawen aqueduct - May 1953 (043)

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Photo of Bishopton, looking north towards the bottom of the Wilmcote flight - May 1953 (041)

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Photo of the 'thick' of Lapworth 19 - May 1953 (040)

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Photo showing Lock 21 (Kingswood) during working days - May 1953 (039)

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Photo showing items retrieved from the Stratford upon Avon Canal at Yardley Wood - March 1957 (036)

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From an article on Featherbed Lane bridge Wilmcote - March 1958 (033)

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Photo of protest cruise against closure of the canal - July 1958 (031)

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From article on restoration (028b)

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From article on restoration (028a)

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Stratford canal basin being dredged - November 1963 (026)

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Stratford (Barge) Lock looking out onto the River Avon - November 1963 (025)

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Plan of Stratford basins, 1861 (024)

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Photo of Stratford canal basin - November 1963 (023)

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Lock 22 - clearing the by-wash - Copy of photo from Birmingham Post and Mail (007)

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Shirley Drawbridge, date unknown (016)

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Canal cottage on the Wilmcote flight, Lock 44 - From 'Cut and Trust' No 6 - May 1968 (01

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Volunteers working near Yarningale Common, from 'Cut and Trust' No 6 - May 1968 (015)

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Dry dock under construction at Lapworth, Lock 22 - From 'Cut and Trust' No 6 - May 1968 (013)

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Lock gate at Wyckham Blackwell - Back cover of 'Cut and Trust' 5th Edition - September 1967 (011)

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Stratford Upon Avon Canal Society boat trip at Lock 39, 'Odd Lock' - September 1966 (010)

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HM the Queen Mother passing cheering crowds on the River Avon riverside a few moments after performing the opening ceremony of The Stratford Upon Avon Canal - July 1964 (009)

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Front cover of 'Cut and Trust' 5th edition - September 1967 (008)

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Lock 22 - clearing the by-wash - Copy of photo from Birmingham Post and Mail (007)

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Kings Norton guillotine lock gate (southern end) from Stratford Upon Avon Canal Guide - 6th edition (004)

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Barrel roof cottage at Preston Bagot from Stratford Upon Avon Canal Guide - 6th edition (003)

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Edstone aqueduct from Stratford Upon Avon Canal Guide - 6th edition (002)