AFTER delays caused by high winds holding up delivery of vital equipment, waterway engineers have finally drained what is believed to be one of the deepest locks in the country ready for an open day tomorrow.

Diglis Lock on the river Severn in Worcester is undergoing essential inspection and repair work as part of a national £50 million winter maintenance programme by British Waterways.

Visitors will be given the chance to see its walls, culverts and gates for themselves tomorrow. British Waterways’ team will be on hand to talk about how it cares for such historic structures.

Guided walks and talks around the site will start from the works site office off Navigation Road, Worcester, between 11am and 4pm. No pre-booking is required.

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