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FIPT is an independent Trust. 


We would love to restore the Inclined Plane to its former glory, but at the moment this is not looking very likely. So what are we doing?  


Our main focus is now telling the story of the lift, to this end we continue to invest in our on-site Museum.

Using the latest in technology we have brought Foxton’s history alive.  £190,000 has been spent on interpretation at Foxton.


We are also looking at various projects which will help preserve the Inclined Plane, and perhaps put back some of the missing structures. All of this may inspire someone to fund the restoration of the lift in the future.


The Trust has a long history of working with British Waterways and its charitable successor Canal and River Trust.  We have also worked closely with Harborough District Council, Leicestershire County Council and Leicestershire Promotions. Waterway groups like The Inland Waterways Association, Waterway Recovery group and The Old Union Canals Society have lent their support. 


FIPT are determined to get the best possible result for the Inclined Plane and the fantastic site that is Foxton Locks. If you would like to help please follow the link to our membership page, Or just give us a call about volunteering.




Join The Trust


As members of the Foxton Inclined Plane Trust you are helping to make a real difference at Foxton, particularly to the preservation and where possible restoration of the Inclined Plane Boat lift. You are also helping to support our Museum, the Foxton Canal Museum.


You will receive  copies of our magazine Plane Informer  plus intermediate e newsletters if we have your email address. (We assume that you wish to receive these unless you tell us otherwise.) 


You also get free admission to FOXTON CANAL MUSEUM 


We keep the membership fee deliberately low, and if you are able to add a donation it really will help.


If you are a UK taxpayer and can gift aid your membership we can retrieve 25p for every £1.00 you give us. And it won’t cost you anything!


Our data protection policy. We will not give or sell any of the information and e-mail address you give us it will be used only for FIPT administration. 


Just Click the membership form box and it will take you to membershipmojo the online membership management system.


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