Wendover Arm Trust

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The Wendover Arm provides a scenic and tranquil route from Bulbourne to Wendover. It was built as a feeder to provide much needed water to the Tring summit on the Grand Union Canal. For a small additional cost the canal was made navigable and was opened in 1797.
Unfortunately the canal soon suffered from leakage and by 1870 over 30 locks per day were being lost. Despite many attempts to stop these leaks, the canal was closed to traffic in 1897 and stop planks were installed at Little Tring. The Arm was permanently closed in 1904 and the water supply was diverted by a pipeline running under the dry bed of the canal.
The Wendover Arm Trust was formed early in 1989 to raise funds and to actively work to restore the Wendover Arm to full navigation.
Phase One of the restoration, the replacement of the filled-in bridge at Little Tring and the restoration of a short length of canal beyond, was completed and opened to navigation early in 2005.
Although the Trust has been very successful in raising money for this restoration effort our funds will rapidly dwindle as we continue working on Phase Two - the restoration between Little Tring and Drayton Beauchamp -  we need to hire equipment and purchase construction materials so that our volunteer work force is able to complete this work.
Please join and lend your suuport in any way you can - fundraising, publicity, practical volunteering for our monthly restoration working parties etc

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