All Change at Newent

Restoration of the canal at Newent has been heavily compromised by the construction of the Ledbury to Gloucester Railway over much of the canal below Oxenhall. The railway chose a high-level crossing at Bridge Street which involved lowering the road level. The canal must now pass above the road, with boats raised sufficiently to satisfy modern highway standards for headroom. Five years or so ago in The Wharfinger we were […]