Allowing locks and pounds to dry out

Published: Monday, 10 December 2018

I HAVE thought for quite a while that allowing locks and pounds to dry out is detrimental, writes T. Lang.

And I certainly have to agree with Victor that the contractors of today in contrast to the waterway workers of old have little care for anything except what they are contracted to do, and so have little concern of other locks on a flight or pounds that have dried out.

Lack of lengthmen

All compounded of course by the lack of lengthmen that were ousted to save money under the reign of the then British Waterways.

Quoting Victor again the chickens have certainly come home to roost, for there is no one now keeping an eye of these things, that begs the question, has getting rid of the lengthmen really saved money? Not if all the resulting failures caused by lack of regular inspection is anything to go by.