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Restoring the 5.5 mile derelict section of the Dudley No. 2 Canal
Restoring the 5.5 mile derelict section of the Dudley No. 2 Canal

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Do you need a taster of what this years 'Walk The Line' will be like? Pop over to the following link on our website to see a series of photos documenting last years walk.

http://lapalcanalproject.co.uk/index.php/discover-the-canal

You can now RSVP through our Facebook event.

https://www.facebook.com/events/717128328417641/
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This years 'Walk The Line' will happen on Sat 19th Sep. If you wish to join us, please would you let Ray Jones know so we have some idea of the numbers 01564 772155 or membership@lapal.org-  see our website link for more details.

http://lapalcanalproject.co.uk/index.php/events

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Work is coming along nicely at the Battery Park site, we are so looking forward to seeing the first section of #canal in place. 
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We have some fantastic news!

The trust will have a stall at this year's Selly Oak Park Festival on Saturday 20th June. On the day we will be presenting for the very first time, an interactive panoramic virtual tour of the canal produced by the very talented Harald Joergens Photography. There will be many more attractions, last year saw a dog show, falconry display, juggling and outdoor games.

http://www.friendsofsellyoakpark.org.uk/p/selly-oak-festival.html

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Lapal #Canal Trust has commissioned the Moss Naylor Young Company of Frome to assist with the #FloodRisk assessment part of our planning application, our consultant Patrick Moss BSc(Hons) Dip TP MRTPI, will in particular provide information to the #Environment Agency on the steps to be taken to avoid any silt or pollutant from the Lapal restoration works entering the Bourne Brook through the connecting drain.

He will also ensure that our plan does nothing to increase the flood risk and alleviate the understandable concern of residents. Photo shows Patrick with Peter Fisher MEng MIET of #Birmingham University who looks after the site for the Lapal Canal Trust. Patrick Moss was recommended to us by the +Atkins  Consulting Group, when Patrick worked for Atkins he assisted with the Atkins Feasibility study for the Lapal Canal
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Photo 21. - This section of the #canal in The Leasowes could be restored with ease. All it would require is brush clearance and filling with water. 

#Dudley Council provided the brickwork in 1990 as part of their partial restoration efforts to preserve the line of the canal.
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Photo 20. – As we approach #Halesowen, more reminders of the canals existence start to appear.

This is a protective device called ‘The Narrows’ to prevent any #canal losing water due to geological instability beneath a constructed section. It was partially restored in 1990 by Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council​.
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Photo 19. – The party are now standing on the site of the Fordrove Bridge that once carried Fordrove Lane ( now non-existent).
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Photo 18. - The party have now crossed Manor Way (in the distance) where the canal will cross over via an aqueduct before dropping down to its original water level via the last lock. We have now rejoined the original route of the canal.
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Photo 17. – The remains of the fish ponds (shown on the left) for the nearby St. Mary’s Abbey (now ruined).  Legend has it the ponds were drained by Henry VIII following the classic rumour that the monks had buried their gold beneath the ponds.
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