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Loxwood Bridge Opening

May 9, 2009 - A visiting low draught boat enters the pound above the lock.
(Photo: Julian Morgan)

steam boat
May 9, 2009 - Visiting boats trying out the new lock.
(Photo: Richard Crook)

steam boat
May 9, 2009 - A visiting steam boat, Morning Star waits to enter the lock.
(Photo: Richard Crook)

lock - bridge channel
May 9, 2009 - Wiggonholt reverses out of the lock after the lock has been filled and emptied. The boat did not enter the pound above, as this requires dredging before navigation can take place.
(Photo: Richard Crook)

wiggonholt in lock
May 9, 2009 - Wiggonholt in the new lock waiting for the top gates to open.
(Photo: sky360 photography.co.uk)

lock - bridge channel
May 9, 2009 - Peter Foulger, Wey & Arun Trust Chairman, left, Lord Sterling, centre and Dusty Miller, Chairman of WAEL, the boat operating company, right.
(Photo: Richard Crook)

lock - bridge channel
May 9, 2009 - With the lock declared officially open, Wiggonholt proceeds towards the lock.
(Photo: Richard Crook)

off side brick wall
May 9, 2009 - The invited guests disembark and proceed to the horse bridge to perform the Loxwood new lock opening ceremony.
(Photo: Richard Crook)

lock gates
May 9, 2009 - The boat stops for the unveiling of two plaques on the wall to acknowledge two major contributions by members towards the cost the piling and the under-bridge walkway.
(Photo: Richard Crook)

brick delivery
May 9, 2009 - The Union Flag is pulled back to allow Wiggonholt to proceed.
(Photo: Richard Crook)

southwestern retaining wall
May 9, 2009 - Wiggonholt stops at the Loxwood Road Bridge for Lord Sterling to declare the bridge open.
(Photo: Richard Crook)

aerial wiggonholt
May 9, 2009 - The crowds gather for the official naming of "Wiggonholt".
(Photo: sky360 photography.co.uk)

wiggonholt
May 9, 2009 - Wiggonholt moored in preparation for the naming ceremony.
(Photo: Brendon Heneghan)

Last updated  Friday, 22 May, 2009
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