Restoring all 70 miles of the Wilts & Berks canal to create a tranquil public waterside park for walking, cycling, fishing & boating.
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The Heritage Heroes Project has been short listed for one of the Historic England Angel Awards categories.
WBCT and our team at Pewsham Top Locks Project was one of four canal restoration charities who took part in the Heritage Heroes Project organised by Canal River Trust and funded by Peoples Post Code Lottery; where wounded and sick service personnel and veterans helped volunteers in performing vital restoration work on some of England's oldest canals including the Wilts & Berks. It is this project, which WBCT were proud to be part of, that has been short listed for one of the Historic England Angel Awards categories.

Additionally, a public vote will determine the winner of a fifth award - the Historic England Followers' and Telegraph Readers' favourite.Heritage heroes at Pewsham
The public can vote for shortlisted entries in the following categories:
- Best Rescue of a Historic Building
- Best Contribution to a Heritage Project by Young People
- Best Craftsperson or Apprentice on a Heritage Rescue or Repair Project
- Best Rescue, Recording or Interpretation of a Historic Place
Our project, Heritage Heroes, is in last category: “Best Rescue, Recording ...” This award recognises volunteers and professionals, individuals and groups who rescue, record or interpret any kind of historic place.Heritage heroes at Pewsham
The deadline for voting is midnight on Sunday 5 November 2017.

The winners will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony at the Palace Theatre in London, on the evening of Monday 20 November 2017.
Please vote for us, and ask families and friends to do so as wellHeritage heroes at Pewsham

Croft Road.PNG.galleryCanal Extension Plans

More good news for the canal on the planning front in Swindon! This will extend the length in East Wichel right up to Croft Road, given that a short stretch between here & East Wichel, including a lock, needs constructing.

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