Bridgewater Canal Watch

08 December 2021

Bridgewater Canal Watch

We hope this finds you all well and that you are looking forward to Christmas. As we are still unable to have meetings in person, we are keeping in contact with you all by our Newsletter Updates.

October Incidents

Oct 8th- concerns regarding an overstaying boat moored opposite Spud Wood, Oughtrington, which is being investigated by the Bridgewater Canal Company.

Oct 14th- a body was found in canal near Marsland Road, Sale.

Oct 22nd- reports of a boat stolen from Castlefield.

Oct 31st- a section of towpath near Edge Lane, Stretford was cordoned off after reports of a suspected grenade found in canal. Explosive Ordnance Disposal team were called to remove the device.

November Incidents

Dec 5th- bomb disposal units carried out a controlled explosion in a farmer’s field after a live anti-aircraft round was discovered in the Bridgewater Canal near Walton Lea Road by a magnet fisherman. A section of towpath was closed during the incident as a precaution.

These are the reports that we have received, if you are aware of any other incidents then please let me know, and phone The Bridgewater Canal Company to report it.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all members A Very Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for 2022.

Phyllis Greenough
Bridgewater Canal Watch Secretary

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