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Canal volunteers secure new base for Tewitfield restoration thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk

Volunteers who are helping to restore a historic flight of locks on the Lancaster Canal have a new base. Canal enthusiast Colin Ogden has set up the Northern Reaches Restoration Community Interest Company to carry out work on Tewitfield Locks, near Carnforth. The project is being supported by the Canal and River Trust. The new HQ, at Tewitfield Methodist Chapel, has been described as "a fantastic opportunity" by Mr Ogden. He said it would give volunteers somewhere to securely store equipment and arrange fundraising events. Future plans include coffee mornings, photographic exhibits, and a skills centre for the volunteer-led organisation.... click for full story