Stricklandgate House

The centre for voluntary organisations in South Lakeland

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Decline of the Canal

There was a gradual decline from 1846 for the next hundred years until the canal was finally drained and filled in, in the 1960s.

There are hopes and plans that it will be brought back to life one day, but that may be many years in the future.

[Image: The Canal being filled in]
enlargeThe Canal being filled in