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The 2005 Opening of Phase I

Easter Monday, 28th March 2005; at mid-day there was a grand Opening Ceremony for Phase I of the restoration of the Wendover Arm.

This phase reaches from the old stop-lock, under the rebuilt Little Tring bridge, round the first bend to a new full length winding point. Phase II will start from there.

It was a gloriously sunny day and an enthusiastic crowd of people had gathered to see David Suchet, patron of the Wendover Arm Trust, declare the new stretch open. After the two boats had passed through the lock, breaking the ribbon, they proceeded to the far end of the new section of canal, followed by a small trip boat full of other worthies. The canal was then opened to all boats, and the trip boat shuttled people backwards and forwards.

Keeping Up was about the 8th boat to navigate the new section. We feel very proud.

 

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The first boat waits in the lock. Note the blue ribbon Looking towards the bridge from the lock The rebuilt bridge The new section seen from the bridge Looking back to the lock from the bridge
         
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The two boats now wait in the lock. Speeches and presentations (1) Speeches and presentations (2) David Suchet declares the new section OPEN Getting ready to break the tape
         
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The two boats get ready to move Breaking the tape The trip boat Keeping Up passes the stop lock Keeping Up approaches the bridge
         
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Just after the bridge, Keeping Up on the new section Keeping Up approaches the new winding hole Winding (the canal will continue to the right) Keeping Up returns through the bridge David Suchet steers the trip boat back

 

 

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