Woolsthorpe Slipway

Woolsthorpe Slipway funding appeal


Our canal depot at Woolsthorpe by Belvoir, once had a barge slipway.  Then it was lost in the 1990s, when British Waterways restored the buildings.  With an increasing number of essential craft, comes the responsibility for maintaining them.   This includes maintenance below the waterline. 

Our Chairman, Mike Stone, comments;

“Reinstating the slipway at Woolsthorpe Depot will make an immediate  impact on the well being of our watercraft. It will cost £20,000 in materials and our own voluntary labour will carry out the work.  This project will save the society  significantly over the coming years as craning boats in and out is not a sustainable solution. But we do need your generosity to support us, especially as our funding resource is very low at present.”

Plans have been drawn up and approved by the Canal and River Trust for the work to be carried out. The original cast iron winch has been discovered and is being restored by our volunteers. This project, once completed, will enable numerous individuals to gain the benefit of boat maintenance skills and provide a future training resource to the wider community.

The current constraints caused by the pandemic has lost the society thousands of pounds in revenue this year, owing to the cancellation of events, cruises and talks. We are appealing for your support at this time to enable a start to be made on this very necessary project.

The original 220 year old winch in situ on the original depot slipway.

Donations by BACS, means we will receive the full amount of your donation.

Please also use the bank details below, if you wish to set up a regular standing order to offer your support:

Grantham Canal Society

Lloyds Bank

Account Number: 00401364

Sort Code: 30-96-18

If you wish to send a cheque, please make it payable to ‘Grantham Canal Society’ and send to:

Treasurer, Grantham Canal Society, 340 Harlaxton Road, Grantham. NG31 7JY

Should you wish to donate anonymously: Donating through Give as you Live (4.8% fee) allows this option

Any enquiries regarding making a donation: Contact us

Thank you so much from us all, we really do appreciate your support

  A purely volunteer organisation