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Rolle Canal & Northern Devon Waterways Society.

A Boat Lift on our local canal. Boat lifts are famous features on many English and continental canals, but how many people are aware that in the nineteenth century there was a boat lift on the Rolle Canal less than … Continue reading

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The Torridge Sealock.

Anyone who has been to the harbour at Bude will know the canal basin and sea lock where the Bude Canal meets the sea. Far fewer people are aware that just three miles up the Torridge from Bideford port is … Continue reading

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Crossing the Torridge – 11 bridges between Bideford & Torrington !

It’s surprising how they add up once you set out to count the bridges.! The oldest of course were the pack-horse bridges dating from around the 12th century of which there were three, Bideford, Rothern and Taddiport. All these show … Continue reading

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