Grantham Canal - Overview
This stretch of canal is owned and maintained by the then British Waterways, now Canal and River Trust. The Grantham Canal Society, a volunteer organisation, has been working tirelessly to restore the canal and make it navigable. Hargreaves Lock Gates manufactured and installed head gates weighing 1 tonne each at Lock 18. The gates were made of FSC® certified Ekki.
What should have been a fairly straightforward installation – if there ever is such a thing – was much complicated by appalling weather and heavy rain that rendered the ground unsuitable for access and cranes. Notwithstanding, as conditions improved we were able to proceed and fit the gates to plan.