Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Grumpy's Wonderful Railway

In the obituary for Kennet & Avon Canal restoration legend, Bryan 'Grumpy' House' we mentioned one of his many engineering projects —the railway system which he built in the 1970s to remove the debris from the locks on the Caen Hill Flight during the restoration — but we couldn't find a picture of it anywhere.  One has now come to light in a scrapbook of newspaper cuttings from Kester and Jacky Shave of Trowbridge.

Members of the Wiltshire Association of Youth Clubs and Boys Clubs and the Avon Youth Association cleaning out a lock on the Caen Hill Flight of locks in Devizes using the railway built by Bryan House.

Bryan House. 
Picture by Bob Naylor©

Read Bryan's obituary at: Goodbye 'Grumpy'

Bryan House, known to all as Grumpy, died on January 8th at the Royal United Hospital in Bath aged 71 and his funeral took place at Semington Crematorium on Tuesday 21st of January.

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