A New Web Site and exciting new developments at Foxton.
A new Web Site is under development and will be available at the end of the year.
We have a new £190,000 Grant from the Arts Council - "Revealing the Treasures" This was gained for us by our partners Leicestershire Promotions, and is supported by Canal and River Trust and our other partners. This will see new high quality digital graphics and new site interpretation as well as a refurbished museum.
Watch this Space!
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The Foxton Inclined Plane Trust (FIPT) is a Registered Charity run by volunteers drawn from its membership. We have some very experienced and knowledgeable people who love our canals, and in particular, love Foxton's unique Inclined Plane Boat Lift. FIPT runs the Foxton Canal Museum which is also our headquarters. Foxton Locks are at the centre of Britain's inland waterways network. The canal locks, north of Foxton through Leicester to the River Soar and the Trent are wide (14 feet), as are the locks south of Watford Gap, down to the Thames.
The locks at Foxton and Watford (Gap) were constructed at just 7 feet wide to save water and money. In 1900, the Foxton Inclined Plane Boat Lift was opened to widen the canal, speed up traffic and save water. The Lift is a unique piece in the jigsaw of boat lift and canal history.