Thursday, 18 August 2011

Crofton BBQ

Dear Crofton Supporters

The Crofton Volunteer BBQ is on 9th September 6-9pm.
You are welcome to come.
The cost will be £6.50 per person.
This includes BBQ, Pudding and Soft Drinks.
Bring your own alcohol.
Please can you give Di Edwards money by 31st August as she needs to know numbers
Cheques can be payable to Mrs Di Edwards

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Crofton Drawing Workshop

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Saul to Lechlade Cruise

The flotilla is running four days late -

the new schedule:

-Claverton on Monday 22nd
-Avoncliff Monday 22nd evening (Barbara Mac meeting them at 17.30)
-Foxhangers Tuesday 23rd
-Ascending Caen Hill Wednesday 24th

Monday, 15 August 2011

Reading Meetings

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Crofton Newsletter

Click here to read Crofton's latest Newsletter

Walking stick found

A rather nice black collapsible walking stick with a splendid handle was found beside the canal at the Seend Park Farm swing bridge (between Devizes and Bradford-on-Avon) on Tuesday, 9th August. It was taken by the local Police Community Support Officer. Contact Melksham Police Station to collect it if it is yours.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Crofton Update

Unfortunately, due to late delivery of equipment, Crofton has been forced to postpone its date of reopening.

Please watch this space for the new confirmed date.

Thank you for your patience

Friday, 5 August 2011

Crofton Update

Crofton is hoping to reopen to the public on Friday 12th of August, although there may be a limited food offering in the café for a few more days beyond that date.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Crofton Pumping Station forced to close temporarily

The Trustees of the Kennet & Avon Canal Trust have had to temporarily suspend public access to its world famous Crofton Pumping station, the oldest beam-engine, steam-driven pumping station still able to perform the task it was originally designed for (i.e. pump water from the prime water source for the canal, Wilton Water, up to the canal’s summit). This action has resulted from a failure in the domestic supply which provides water for the visitors and staff, the cafe, toilets, and tor the occupants of the 2 cottages. It also provides British waterways with water for use by passing boaters. The water source is a deep level borehole, located on the upper reaches of the Crofton property, which is then locally purified. Routine tests on the water this week have revealed that the water is contaminated and following discussions with Wiltshire Council, the Trustees felt that it was only right to take this preventative action whilst further tests were undertaken and the source of the deep-level problem investigated and appropriate action taken.
The Canal Trust apologises to the many thousands of visitors who will be disappointed but can assure all that everything is being done to restore normal service as soon a possible.
Enquiries should be addressed to: The Warden, +44 (0)1672 870300