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Newspaper Archives 2011
Top Projects gets NatWest funding

NatWestFunding-500Winners of the NatWest Community Force Project include Wilts & Berks Canal at Swindon

Swindon Advertiser December 3 2011

Digger Clearing at Royal Wootton Bassett




Hardworking volunteers are giving a welcome facelift to a popular stretch of waterway on the edge of Royal Wootton Bassett

Swindon Advertiser17th & 18th Nov 2011










Canal enthusiasts get to grips with a thorny problem, stripping out the weeds from the strethch of a waterway miles from the rest of the canal network,

Western Daily Press 18 Nov 2011


Wichelstowe - Where's that? Canal Boat Magazine

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"Housing developers aren't the most obvious supporters of canals, but they are playing their part in tackling one of the great restoration challenges: getting the Wilts & Berks Canal back through Swindon"

Get your copy of Canal Boat  and read this 4 page article


Santa Trip on Swindon Canal

SwindonAdver-600Swindon volunteers will welcome a special guest on Saturday to support the restoration of a former waterway


Swindon Advertiser December 7 2011

Lock gate finds new home



Historic remains found at waterway restoration. The remains were discovered during restoration work on the WBC at Moredon, where they had been buried when the canal was abandoned in the early 1900s



Swindon Advertiser

November 9 2011

Canal Takes Shape

CanalTakesShape_1000Volunteers are planning an ambitious project for the New Year, as part of their ongoing campaign to restore a former waterway through North Wiltshire

North Wiltshire Gazette & Herald   January 6 2011