The Droitwich canal forms part of a 21-mile route around the scenic heart of Worcestershire
Lack of rain has delayed the opening of a historical canal in Worcestershire.
The Barge Canal in Droitwich was restored by British Waterways as part of a £12.7m scheme to create a cruising ring around Worcestershire.
British Waterways said despite . . . → Read More: Lack of rain delays Droitwich Canal opening
A canal boat has travelled along a stretch of waterway in Worcestershire for the first time in about 80 years.
The boat travelled along the 250-year-old Barge Canal in Droitwich, which has been restored as part of a £12m project.
British Waterways said it meant a vision to create a 21-mile (33.8 km) cruising ring . . . → Read More: First boat on restored Barge Canal in Droitwich
Droitwich was one of the first places to benefit from the canal building boom
The 37-year campaign by the Droitwich Canals Trust to restore the canal has been praised by British Waterways.
The restoration of the town’s Barge Canal is due for completion in 2010.
The opening of the short linking Junction Canal in 2011 . . . → Read More: The Droitwich Canals Trust is praised for its work
Museum status granted for 800-year-old flint mill
VOLUNTEERS who maintain an historic water mill are celebrating after it became Staffordshire’s newest fully accredited museum.
Cheddleton Flint Mill was built more than 800 years ago and, after starting life as a corn mill, went on to play a vital role in grinding flint for the pottery . . . → Read More: Cheddleton Flint Mill gains museum status