Buxworth basin reopens after restoration

Bugsworth Basin, in Buxworth. Photo contributed.

Bugsworth Basin, in Buxworth. Photo contributed.

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One of the country’s most important waterway treasures reopened in Buxworth last Wednesday following historic repairs.

The Canal and River Trust and the Inland Waterways Protection Society have carried out essential restoration work to the 18th century Bugsworth Basin on the Peak Forest Canal thanks to a £76,400 Heritage Lottery Fund grant.

The five-month project, involved the basin first being drained and fish carefully caught and relocated, before volunteers and skilled craftsman from the trust dismantled the basin’s wall.

 

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