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Progress on historic canal to feature at film night

PUBLISHED: 16:07 08 June 2019 | UPDATED: 16:14 08 June 2019

The scenic North Walsham and Dilham Canal. 
Picture: North Walsham and Dilham Canal Trust.

The scenic North Walsham and Dilham Canal. Picture: North Walsham and Dilham Canal Trust.

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Over the past 10 years great strides have made to regenerate the North Walsham and Dilham Canal.

And now a film screening at The Atrium in North Walsham is to shine a light on the work that has been done to the waterway, which was originally opened in 1826 to link up mills and provide a cheaper way to transport goods than by road.

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The Wednesday, June 12 screening starts at 7.30pm, and there will also be information on local wildlife, access maps, memorabilia, homemade refreshments, and a raffle.

The trust behind the canal's conservation still needs to plug a £9,000 funding gap in the £35,000 cost of its latest project - restoring the top gates at Ebridge Mill Lock. One of three short films to be shown shows preparations for the restoration, which has now started thanks to a £26,000 grant from the EU Leader fund. Another film shows the arrival of the trust's trip boat, Ella II.

Entry to the film night is £4 and free for trust members.

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