Thursday, 24 January 2019
HUNDREDS of visitors walk past this weathered plaque at Hambleden Lock without noticing it.
Admittedly, the wording is difficult to read.
The plaque records that a pound lock has existed on this site since 1773 and a flash lock back to 1338 (this is recorded in the Domesday Book).
The present structure was built between October 1993 and April 1994 and replaced a lock which had been in use for 120 years.
The plaque commemorates the official opening of the new lock by Enviornment Secretary John Gummer on May 20, 1994.
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