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Artist's impression

Marina Basin and Bridge phase gets planning approval

Staffordshire EnviroGrant Scheme award

2020 SRL Heritage Report

Strategic Plan Monitoring Report


BBC Midlands Today video
"Stafford's Lost Riverway Link video (Run the Cut series) (May 2020)".


Strategic Plan 2017-2027

Strategic Plan 2017-2027 Executive Summary

Strategic Plan 2017-2027 (PDF - 1.5 Mb)

Executive Summary (PDF - 49Kb)

Full report of Feasibility Study (PDF 11,207 Kb)

Monitoring Report 2017

Monitoring Report 2017 (July)

Archived items

Work Party -December 2019

Work Party - November 2019

Work Party - October 2019

Work Party - February 2019

Work Party - November 2018

Work Party - April 2018

Work Party - March 2018

Excavating the Basin

Work on the roadway 2017

Russell Newbury Gathering 2017

Work Party 2017

Roadway to Lock House - April 2017

Week-long Work Party - April 2016

Work Party - March 2016

Unveiling of Fingerpost - April 2015

Work Party - December 2014 - Lock House update

Work Party - November 2014

Work Party - September and October 2014

Work Party - March 2014

Work Party - December 2013

Presentation of cheque by the Mayor of Stafford Borough Council

Presentation of cheque from Stafford Boat Club

Presentation of cheque from ASDA

Uncovering the basin. March 2012

Pictures of erection of Fence around the site.

Report on Walk & Ride event on September 13th 2009 by Norman Cooper

First dig to expose brickwork. - Report by Norman Cooper

References published elsewhere (Compiled by David Jones)

February 12 1998: Staffordshire Newsletter page 1: "Boat comes in for tourism". [Julie Curry].

August 2002: Waterways World page 93: "The Sow Arm". [Keith Taylor].

March 2004: BSc Dissertation, University of Wolverhampton: "Restoring the River Sow Navigation - its Feasibility and Impact on Building Development". [Robert Aspey].

June 2006: The Wulf, Wolverhampton Boat Club Magazine pages 22 - 31: "The Stafford Riverway Link". [David Jones].

December 2006: Towpath Talk Issue 14 pages 32 - 33: "The Stafford Riverway Link".
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June 2009: Waterways World page 53: "New Arm for the Staffs & Worcs". [Richard Fairhurst].

June 2009: Canal Boat pages 80 - 84: "Stafford Riverway Link". [Martin Ludgate].

March 2010: The Wulf, Wolverhampton Boat Club Magazine: pages 26 - 29: "Stafford Riverway Link". [Ken Turner].

Spring 2010: Cut Both Ways, Lichfield & Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust Magazine pages 11 - 14: "Stafford Riverway Link". [Ken Turner].

April 2011: Canal Boat pages 60 - 63: "Baswich Lock House". [David Jones].

January 2012: "The Wulf", Wolverhampton Boat Club Magazine: pages 24 - 30: "The Lock House at Baswich". [David Jones].

December 2012: "Waterways World" pages 72-73: "Stafford Riverway Link". [Hugh Potter].

December 2012: "Towpath Talk" Issue 86 page 6: "Working towards the riverway link". [Harry Arnold].

April 2013: "The Wulf, Wolverhampton Boat Club Magazine: pages 25-28: "Lock Keepers of Baswich: William Smith". [David Jones].

May 2013: "Broadsheet" Volume 55 Number 606, Magazine of the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal Society pages 8-10: "Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal Society Report on the Northern Section of the Canal relating to the Stafford Branch (1968)". [David Jones].

October 2013: "The Wulf, Wolverhampton Boat Club Magazine: pages 21-27: "Lock Keepers of Baswich: John Gallamore". [David Jones].

March 2015: "The Wulf, Wolverhampton Boat Club Magazine: pages 14-23: "Lock Keepers of Baswich: William Sambrook". [David Jones].

November 2015: "The Wulf, Wolverhampton Boat Club Magazine: pages 12-20: "Lock Keepers of Baswich: Harry Holloway". [David Jones].

March 2017: "Towpath Talk" Issue 137 page 11: "Pointing the way to Stafford".

November 2018: "Railway & Canal Historical Society Journal" no 233, pages 362-367 and Back Cover: "Nineteenth- and twentieth-century Gazetteers of the Inland Waterways of Britain, with particular reference to the Stafford Branch Canal / River Sow Navigation". [David Jones].