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Foxham and Lyneham  Work Party Organiser (Woppo) Gordon Williams on the left and Deputy WPO Larry Finnegan on the right. They are holding the Pick of the Branches awarded to Foxham & Lyneham Branch for 2014.

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Peterborough Arms - work starts 17th August

On Sunday 17th August more than 20 people joined a workparty, made up of Foxham & Lyneham Branch members
and the local residents of Dauntsey Lock, moved onto the Peterborough Arms site to try to make the pub look
more loved. In addition to the human contingent, there was a range of equipment from secateurs,
brooms and strimmers up to three tractors with mower, flail and hedge trimmer, a JCB and a dumper! 


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The neglect can be seen in the above photographs of the front of the pub  and its garden 
After Clean
Later in the day the view from the roadside looked much better.
Unfortunately the previous owner removed all the signs
from the front of the pub before completion of the purchase,
something that has caused distress in the community
who regarded the signs as part of the pub's listed building status.


The garden underwent an even greater transformation
with ground that has been inaccessible for many years now back in use.
The community is waiting with bated breath for work to start inside the pub.

All the photographs are from Ray and Gillian Bond.

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PA  Draft Press Release3PA CompositeThe Wilts & Berks Canal Trust Saves the

Peterborough Arms at Dauntsey Lock

21 July 2014

The Wilts & Berks Canal Trust has exchanged contracts with Wadworth Brewery for the purchase of the Peterborough Arms
at Dauntsey Lock in Wiltshire.
This historic pub is one of only two next to the canal in its entire length. 
It was closed by Wadworth in April 2013. Since then the Trust has been
in negotiations to buy it, and agreement has been reached.

 Click the Thumb-nail on the left to read full Press release

View the Provisional Proposals which are subject to the business plan and planning persmission. 




Wiltshire Business September 2014 (left)

Western Daily Press  22 July 2014

BBC News 23 July 2014 This is Wiltshire 26 July 2014

Swindon Advertiser 26 July 2014


New Appeal for the Dauntsey Lock Canal Centre

The Peterborough Arms at Dauntsey Lock closed in April and is for sale. The Trust has listed
the pub as an Asset of Community Value and has until the 28th December to put in a bid to
purchase it. The pub will form the heart of the proposed Canal Centre and with the purchase
or lease of the adjoining stretch of canal, we can run a trip boat, offer canoe/bike hire, have
a shop, café. We plan to use some of the rooms for meetings and an office. It is a one-off
chance to purchase a canal side pub on the Wilts & Berks and set up a centre such as this
with facilities that can be used by  the local community.


See the Appeal

letter from the

Acting Chairman  

and download the

 the Gift Aid Form 

for  further


or you can donate directly:

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  Letter from Chris Coyle
Gift Aid Form 
Donate on line
Text to Donate
 to Land Fund


DLCC Front coverDauntsey Lock Canal Centre - Loan Investment Appeal

The Wilts & Berks Canal Trust is seeking loan funding to purchase the Peterborough Arms
and adjacent canal at Dauntsey Lock

This is not a donation appeal; this is a request for loan funding. The Trust plans to pay
interest on the loan, probably after an interest free period of 3-5 years, but the precise
details and figures are yet to be determined by the business plan and trading circumstances.


Click here to see the full appeal letter