The Grand Western Canal holds a unique combination of current and historical treasures.

James Green's lifts were the first to operate commercially anywhere in the world and the aqueducts, like the one in the photo at Nynehead, are exquisite.

Friends volunteers meet on the second Saturday of each month to clear, interpret and conserve the spectacular industrial archaeology in Somerset and Mid Devon.

If you'd like to join them, please get in touch. Click on the picture to send a message to our volunteer coordinator.

Conserving this heritage

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