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21-09-2012 : POETRY ART ON THE TOW PATH

Poet Jo Bell, a boat dweller and industrial archaeologist, has teamed up with fellow poets Roy Fisher and Ian McMillan, and artist Peter Coates, to bring poetry to our historic waterways.

Locklines is part of a wider partnership between the Canal and River Trust and Arts Council England, which aims to attract more people to the waterways.

Peter Coates will be working with Canal and River Trust craftsmen to carve and inlay poetry into four locks during routine repair works this winter It is hoped that the project will encourage people to stop and take a closer look at the canals that they live on or alongside, or explore in their leisure time.

Jo Bell explains The canals were built as a kind of machine, delivering the Industrial Revolution to every part of the UK, but now we use them as places to think, or to stop ourselves thinking.

Canal Boat Holiday guests may be able to see the carved lock gates as they cruise the canals.

The four locations are Gargrave Lock on the Leeds And Liverpool Canal, Hillmorton Lock on the Oxford Canal,Milnsbridge Lock on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, and Farmers Bridge Lock in Birmingham.

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The beautiful canals of England and Wales wind their way through a variety of interesting and distinctive locations offering you the chance to stop off and investigate further at a mooring of your choice or to simply continue cruising onto the next destination.
 
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