Although still a magnificent feat of Victorian engineering, the Locks along any canal require constant maintenance and repairs. This Autumn has seen stoppages along the K&A and Brimslade Lock is currently being repaired. The Lock has been dammed and divers have come to unblock the channel that runs from the paddle into the lower lock. Brickwork has been repaired and is currently curing under the protection of the plastic sheeting. In this photo you can see the paddle (normally submerged under water) which is in the raised position and the channel behind.

Although essential, this has curtailed some of our holiday trips this November.

There are also closures to the Caen Hill Flight whilst repairs are carried out here too. Work is often carried out during the colder quieter months so that the ‘winter stoppages’ do not affect the movement of the craft during the summer months. By spring, all the repairs will have been done and hopefully all the locks will be working perfectly again.