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
Oct 8th- concerns regarding an
overstaying boat moored opposite Spud
Wood, Oughtrington, which is being
investigated by the Bridgewater Canal
Oct 14th- a body was found in canal near
Marsland Road, Sale.
Oct 22nd- reports of a boat stolen from
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.
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
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.
Bridgewater Canal Watch Secretary