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19May94 UK: LOCK SECURES A STURDY FUTURE - JOHNSTON CONSTRUCTION RESTRUCTURES GARSTON LOCK FOR BRITISH WATERWAYS.

British Waterways has reopened its Grade II listed lock at Garston on the Kennet and Avon canal near Reading after a £170,000 restoration by Johnston Construction.The lock, which was originally opened in 1720, is the last surviving turf-sided lock in the country.In a previous restoration dating back to the late 19th century the original timber and earth was replaced with a series of bridge rails supporting vertical slate panels topped by a battered bank made up of layers of turf.British ...

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