Chance to learn about the Wey and Arun Canal via Zoom

Volunteer members of the Wey and Arun Canal Trust have seen demand for their services increase during lockdown.

Friday, 5th March 2021, 10:40 am

They have been giving online presentations throughout the pandemic to clubs that have turned to virtual meetings instead of face to face gatherings.

Zoom technology means trust volunteers can broadcast their presentations across the UK - and they’ve been entertaining clubs and groups as well as other Canal Trusts as a result.

Talks include the history of the canal and its restoration, as well as the vision for its future, and can include a Q&A session.

The Wey and Arun Canal

The trust was first formed in 1973 with the aim of restoring the 23-mile navigable link between the Rivers Wey and Arun thereby recreating the direct water link between London and the south coast.

So far 22 bridges and two aqueducts have been reconstructed, eleven locks restored and a new one built, several culverts rebuilt and many miles of canal bed cleared and dredged.

Fully restored, the Wey and Arun Canal would rate among the most scenic in the country.

Anyone wanting to request a speaker for a club or group can go to the trust’s website: www.weyandarun.co.uk