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.
Our next Social Eventfor Members and friends is onFriday, 25th April 2014Skittles Eveningat The Oakford ClubKingsteigntonFull details are in the Spring issue of The BargeeGo to our Membership Pageto see how you can support the Stover Canal by becoming a member which allows you to take part in our social events.
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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