Monday, April 18, 2011

Cruiseway day for the K&A

Fifty five years after the attempts by government to close the Kennet & Avon Canal the aim of the the canal's supporters has been achieved. Today (18th April 2011) the canal's future is assured now that it has been officially re-classified as a 'cruising' waterway throughout its entire 87 miles from Hanham Lock on the River Avon near Bristol in the west to Reading and the junction of the River Kennet with the River Thames in the east.
The friends of the K&A Canal have always made their feelings known — here they are demonstrating in 2007 against BW funding cuts by blockading the canal at Devizes Wharf
The defiance, the civil disobedience, the campaigning, fundraising and hands-on restoration of the countless supporters of the Kennet & Avon Canal leaves a legacy that will benefit future generations.

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