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                   ADOPT A LOCK SCHEME


As part of the Riverside project it was agreed that each of the Thames Valley U3As or interest groups should ‘adopt a lock’ for the duration of the project and use it as a basis for exploring the history, architecture, environs, wildlife and all other relevant interests of its immediate vicinity.

The precise area to be covered is left to the adopting U3A and could extend a mile or so up or downstream. It is hoped that participating group can use their adopted lock project as a basis for the exhibition at Wellington College in October.

Several groups have already adopted their locks, but most of you have yet to let us know what you are doing.

Please contact Robin Ford (  or tel 01494 727768) and advise him of your chosen Lock. The full list of locks down to Windsor and those adopted is shown below:

LOCKS                ADOPTED BY

1 St Johns                     Swindon

2 Buscot

3 Grafton

4 Radcot

5 Rushey

6 Shifford

7 Northmoor

8 Pinkhill

9 Eynsham

10 Kings

11 Godstow

12 Osney       )     

13 Iffley          )

14 Sandford  )      Industrial Heritage

15 Abingdon )      Group

16 Culham    )

17 Clifton

18 Days                 Ridgeway

19 Benson

20 Cleeve

21 Goring

22 Whitchurch

23 Mapledurham

24 Caversham

25 Sonning          Wokingham

26 Shiplake

27 Marsh

28 Hambleden

29 Hurley             Chess Valley

30 Marlow            Marlow


32 Boulters

33 Bray

34 Boveney

35 Romney

36 Old Windsor To Bell Weir Lock        Haddenham