£3.5 millions to replace log cabin!

Published: Friday, 20 November 2009

DUDLEY Canal Trust have just published its plans to replace its 'log' cabin at the entrance to Dudley Tunnel with a £3.5 millions centre.

The proposed new building, estimated to cost £3.5 millions, will replace the existing 'log' cabin, providing better facilities for visitors, and the trust believes create opportunities for them to learn about the history of the waterway. (Photograph by www.upthecut.co.uk)

Dudley Canal Trust Trips General Manager, June Hodgetts, stated that the new building would provide educational space to support and enhance the Wren's Nest Project, provide a venue for museum heritage collections and space for community events and activities, stating:

"Dudley Canal Trust strongly believes the development of a learning and access hub is an exciting opportunity which will not only enhance and support the significant heritage treasures that are the canal and limestone mine but will also benefit the wider Castle Hill area."

The trust is preparing grant applications to the Heritage Lottery Fund and other funding bodies, and will launch a public appeal to help with fundraising in the near future.