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Lichfield Canal restoration effort boosted by canal trader group’s donation

Work to restore the Lichfield Canal has been boosted by a donation from an association representing traders afloat on Britain’s waterways.

feThe Roving Canal Traders Association (RCTA) is a non profit-making organisation run to help support and promote the diverse array of existing and potential Canal and River Trust (CRT) registered roving traders.

Any profit made by the RCTA is donated to charity and each year members vote on which charities should benefit.

This year’s beneficiaries were Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust and the CRT who were invited to attend the RCTA floating Christmas market held at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham to receive their cheques.

The money donated to LHCRT will go towards the Trust’s Tunnel Vision appeal, a campaign to raise £1million to install a tunnel under the Cross-City railway line.

The Trust hopes to build the canal culvert at the same time as a bridge carrying the railway line is put over the planned Lichfield Southern Bypass, probably in late 2019.

More than half of the £1million target has already been raised.

For more details on the David Suchet Tunnel Vision appeal, please visit the trust website.

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1 Comment

  1. Steve

    7th December, 2018 at 11:53 am

    If these guys and similar minded people of Lichfield had the chance to take over that big grey mess in the centre of the city.

    We would end up with something unusual, different and a real attraction.