Poirot star David Suchet has visited Lichfield to lend his support to work to restore a canal through the city.
The actor, who is Vice President of Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust (LHCRT) unveiled a newly-refurbished Boundary Post near the Walsall Road at the Boat Inn.
The post was one of many which once lined the edges of the Birmingham Canal Navigation marking the company boundary.
David and his wife Sheila were also shown the progress since their last visit ten years ago at Borrowcop Locks Canal Park and Darnford Park in Lichfield, and at Crane Brook near Brownhills, close to the aqueduct which his appeal helped to fund back in 2003.
He said: “I’m astonished by the progress the trust have made since my last visit.
“The work and dedication of the volunteers is wonderful to see. I will continue to do all I can to help the canals be put back to their former glory.”
David met volunteers from LHCRT as well as Cllr Robert Yardley, Sheriff of Lichfield, Cllr Sheelagh James, Mayor of Lichfield, and Cllr David Salter, chairman of Lichfield District Council.
LHCRT chairman David Dixon added: “We were delighted to welcome David and Sheila Suchet back to Lichfield.
“Their support has contributed much to our success so far, and we look forward to continuing our close relationship in the future.”