SK8435 : The Three Shires

taken 8 years ago, near to Woolsthorpe by Belvoir, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

The Three Shires
The Three Shires
Named The Three Shires after Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire, the three Counties the Grantham Canal runs through, this narrow boat was commissioned by the Grantham Canal Society with public donations and support from Lincolnshire County Council. It was built by J L Pinders and Son of Stoke Prior and fitted out as a pleasure boat by Oxfordshire Narrowboats. Delivery was taken in 2010. Since then she has been ferrying trippers up and down the eastern end of the canal, helping to raise funds for the continuing restoration work. See LinkExternal link for photos of her journey from Oxfordshire to Lincolnshire.
The Grantham Canal

The Grantham Canal was built from the River Trent in Nottingham to Grantham, some 33 miles between 1793 and 1797 at a cost of 118,500 and narrow boats and barges transported coal, building materials and groceries through 18 locks to Grantham. On the return journey they transported corn, malt, beans, wool and other agricultural produce. Due to the development and the success of the railways the canal was closed in 1935 and left to its fate. Over the years it fell into disrepair with many of the "fixtures and fittings" being demolished.
The Grantham Canal Restoration Society is an active body which has been working towards the reopening of the canal as a recreational and commercial waterway. Whether this will ever happen is up for debate with many obstacles in the way.
See LinkExternal link for further information.

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 15 April, 2014   (more nearby)
Sunday, 20 April, 2014
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 8459 3500 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:54.3472N 0:44.6238W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 8458 3501
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Canal Narrow Boat  Grantham Canal  Pleasure Boat 

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