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Load locked

Typical of BW's approach to historic structures is the recently-completed restoration of Lock 10 on the short Tame Valley Canal near Perry Barr. Originally a layer of puddled clay sealed the sides of the masonry chamber, but below was only sand. Over the years, canal water percolating beneath the lock had eroded the sand away, with inevitable results.

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