A group of volunteers who run the Claverton Pumping Station recently started a campaign to prevent CRT from selling the engineman’s cottage on the site due to the risk that the heritage building would be altered beyond recognition or even demolished. However despite an online petition with 599 signatures, the volunteers reluctantly announced that their campaign was at an end. This is the joint statement today (21st May 2018) from CRT, the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust, and the Claverton Volunteers:
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Innovative folk performers Dead Rat Orchestra are bringing their 2014 show “The Cut” about the songs, sounds and heritage of the canals to the K&A from 10th to 16th August. The Orchestra will visit Crofton, Pewsey, Devizes, Bradford on Avon, Avoncliff, Bath and finally Bristol Harbour where the group’s 273-mile tour of the waterways ends at the Arnolfini Gallery.
We received a message from Colin Hobbs who is looking for photos of Tipton, the coal and diesel boat featured in our article here
Colin says “My Mother’s family worked and I guess lived on Tipton in the 1930s and 1940s, and I was wondering if there may be some old photos of the family about somewhere. The family name was Holt, my grandfather the skipper was Arthur Holt. They may have worked other boats but this is the only boat name I remember”.
If anyone can help, please contact Colin at firstname.lastname@example.org