New signs on the canal

Home » Latest News » New signs on the canal
Default

If you have walked along the canal towpath recently, you will have seen the new Weaver Way directional signs that have been installed. Audlem is the southern gateway to the new long-distance route for walkers and cyclists that stretches right across Cheshire via Nantwich and Middlewich to the banks of the Mersey near to Frodsham.

An Audlem team from the Parish Plan group is also working with the Weaver Valley Regional Park and Cheshire Tourism Board to create a series of interpretation boards at points along the canal describing its history, wildlife and points of interest. It's planned, subject to permission from British Waterways, to install around a dozen boards, that will be lectern shaped and positioned beside the towpath. They are to be installed at Audlem, Coole Lane, Hack Green and Nantwich.

The idea originated in Audlem as a first stage in creating a small Thomas Telford museum in the village and the six Audlem interpretation boards will focus on the canal's design and construction, Telford himself and life on the canals. The copy for several of the boards has been written by Audlem resident and historian Roger Wickson, who has a narrowboat moored in the village.

More on this story as the project progresses.

 

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

canalclosed
Mon 17 Feb 6:09am  |  hits: 4,978

DaveMThe first picture at Lock 11 declares the canal closed. The second below Adderley Locks shows why — Two big dams in place so a culvert can be repaired.Jean StainthorpeThe Turnpike field is under a significant amount of water again, but Grey's Bridge should stay put this time after the repair work undertaken by cheshire East.Christopher...

dog
Sun 16 Feb 1:30pm  |  hits: 711

We've found a small black dog on Paddock Lane, collar but no tags.It has run off over the field — hopefully it finds it's way...

Audlem Wharf 1968
Tue 18 Feb 6:07am  |  hits: 700

Here's a snippet that might get Audlem historians interested.Reading a book entitled "Tales From The Old Inland Waterways", there is reference to the fact that there was a carpenter's workshop owned by the canal company on the wharf at Audlem. The carpenter was Bob Williams, and his main job was to do woodwork repairs to the locks in Audlem and Adderley flights. The date...