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Louth Navigation Trust Exhibition

'Louth Navigation - Past, Present and Future'

Louth Museum - 6th May to 30th May 2015

Louth Navigation TrustLouth Navigation Trust (LNT) was founded in 1986 to protect the line of the navigation (commonly known as the Louth Canal) and its historical features; to retain and conserve existing locks, associated features and structures; and ultimately, to promote the restoration of the navigation.

This exhibition will be a celebration of industrial heritage and civil engineering; we will look at the construction of the navigation by John Grundy in 1770; the association with the Nell family from the 1700’s to the twentieth century and major lease holders in the 19th century.

With the advent of digital technology people have been able to share their stories and photographs more easily and new information has become available.

Over the years Louth Navigation Trust has worked many voluntary hours: restoring the Navigation Warehouse, reconstructing and maintaining the towpath and raising the profile of this nature corridor by giving talks and guided walks; we will have a look at that journey.

The restoration of the canal from Alvingham to Tetney Lock is most definitely achievable and this would open up 7 miles of navigable waterway together with cycle access along the towpath Louth Navigation could once again bring prosperity to the town.

Louth Navigation Trust

Nicki Jarvis is an artist who lives and works in the Riverhead area. Inspired by the history of this vibrant community she has been working on a personal project 'Mapping the Riverhead' for the past two years. The two maps in the exhibition are the result of a ten-day interactive exhibition held in Navigation Warehouse during October 2014.

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