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4 new notice boards installed at Norfolk beauty spot

PUBLISHED: 12:20 26 February 2019 | UPDATED: 13:11 26 February 2019

Caption: clockwise, from left: Barry Hester, Mayor of North Walsham; Tom Webster, North Walsham and Dilham Canal Trust trustee; Mary Seward, Deputy Mayor of North Walsham; Peter James, Norfolk area Ramblers; and Becky Wylie, Interconnector UK, at the Ebridge Lock noticeboard. Picture:  NORTH WALSHAM AND DILHAM CANAL TRUST

Caption: clockwise, from left: Barry Hester, Mayor of North Walsham; Tom Webster, North Walsham and Dilham Canal Trust trustee; Mary Seward, Deputy Mayor of North Walsham; Peter James, Norfolk area Ramblers; and Becky Wylie, Interconnector UK, at the Ebridge Lock noticeboard. Picture: NORTH WALSHAM AND DILHAM CANAL TRUST

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It’s already attracting new visitors, including the wildlife kind, and a Norfolk beauty spot now boasts four new notice boards.

They have been installed along a 2.3-mile stretch of the North Walsham and Dilham Canal at Ebridge Lock, Spa Common, Royston Bridge and Swafield.

Tom Webster, a trustee with North Walsham and Dilham Canal Trust, said: “Walkers, dog owners, fishermen, canoeists, model-boat enthusiasts and wildlife fans flock to the canal throughout the year.

“These notice boards are already helping us to answer their questions about the canal and keep them up to date with what we’re doing to restore this stretch.”

The boards were paid for from donations from North Walsham Town Council, Interconnector UK, based at Bacton Gas Terminals, and the Norfolk-area Ramblers’ group.

The canal was originally nearly nine miles long and the trust, formed in 2008, hopes to restore about 7.5 miles and four of the original six locks.

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