Preserving yesterday for tomorrow HOME WHERE IS IT? HISTORY PRESENT AND FUTURE MEMBERSHIP WORKING PARTIES NEWS LINKS CONTACT US STOVER CANAL STOVER CANAL Built by our grandfathers, preserved for our grandchildren Picture from the postcard collection of Mr. Richard Harris Built by our grandfathers, preserved for our grandchildren
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The Stover Canal Society was formed in 1999 and  is dedicated to the preservation and  restoration of  the Stover Canal in South Devon, England. Built in  the 18th Century, the canal  was used for nearly  150 years to transport clay and other minerals from  the Bovey Basin, and granite from quarries on  Dartmoor, to the docks at Teignmouth.   The society has now merged with the Stover Canal  Trust which works with local councils and other  interested parties to preserve the line of the canal  and to restore it as an amenity for the local  community. Some lengths of the canal towpath  form part of the Templer Way, a historical trail  which links the canal, the  tramway and other  legacies of the Templer family.  
This website explains the origins of the canal and its features, where it is, what is planned for the future and how you can help  in the restoration of this unique piece of Devonshire history.  
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News in Brief

Our next Social Event for Members and friends is on Friday, 25th April 2014 Skittles Evening at The Oakford Club Kingsteignton Full details are in the Spring issue of The Bargee Go to our Membership Page to see how you can support the Stover Canal by becoming a member which allows you to take part in our social events.
The IWA Mid-April Bulletin is now available
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Founding member Roger Harding is giving an illustrated talk about The History and Restoration of the Stover Canal at Bovey Tracey on Tuesday, 15th April 2014 starting 7.30 pm. Click here for full details