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Newsletter November 2020 - Good News We have some good news: the Trust has been awarded a £30,000 grant by Historic England for urgently-needed repairs to the Old Forge ! The work will be carried out over the next few months by long-established Banbury …

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Aerial View New Sculpture of Lock 29 - Banbury Lock was bombed on 7th September 1940. As the canal was considered to be essential for the war effort, repair and rebuilding was carried out quickly. A stone built into the side of the lock giving the repair date …

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The Trust in Lockdown - Having built up some momentum during the latter part of 2019, 2020 was going to be the year in which the new Tooley’s Boatyard Trust would launch both fundraising and new projects. The volunteers and supporters were gathered together mid …

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Banbury Canal CIC - In March 2020 Banbury Canal Community Interest Company was formed to carry out a project to record and celebrate canal heritage in Banbury. Banbury Canal CIC submitted an application to the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NHLF) for funding to carry …

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Britain by Barge Then and Now - In October 2019 Channel 5 came to Tooley's Boatyard to film an episode of "Britain by Barge Then and Now