Category: Grantham Canal

  • Cropwell Butler

    Cropwell Butler - Cropwell Top Lock - Then and now

    Cropwell Top Lock Where once stood an extraordinary range of buildings, comprising of lock keeper’s cottage, other cottages, and workshops, now lies grass. The remake gives little indication of what must have been a busy location. The old picture is made circa 1955. The text A Social History of Cropwell Butler gives a general view […]

  • Redmile

    Redmile - Grantham Canal - Then and now

    Along The Grantham Canal – 1920s Taken on a calm cloudy winter’s day, the old postcard features an unrippled strip of water, the Grantham Canal. Redmile lies about one-third of the way along the canal towards Nottingham downstream from Grantham. 33 miles in length this nineteenth-century canal was one of many in England, intensively navigated […]

  • Hickling

    Hickling - Grantham Canal - Bridge and Basin - Then and now

    Hickling Basin Grantham Canal has at Hickling still its spacious basin. It must have been such a busy place in the working days of the canal with narrowboats and barges being loaded and unloaded. The warehouse, being used for the transhipment of dry goods, and the size of the basin indicate this. Although trade had […]

  • Woolsthorpe by Belvoir

    Woolsthorpe by Belvoir - Willis’s Lock - Then and now

    A series of seven locks Since 1994 Grantham Canal Society has restored five locks at Woolsthorpe by Belvoir. In total there are seven locks, the so-called Woolsthorpe Flight, a climb of a little over 50 feet. Looking upstream from Woolsthorpe Bridge you can see Willis’s Lock (Lock 17), it is close by. Further in the […]