One of the key purposes of the Bennerley Viaduct Project is to enable the local community and visitors alike to learn about and celebrate this magnificent structure. Many people in the area are aware of the viaduct but know little of its history and the stories it tells. We are therefore delighted that Heritage Lottery have funded the cost of providing interpretation boards which have been erected in three locations. These are at the Nottingham Canal viaduct viewing point, Newtons Lane car park and at the Bridge Inn in Cotmanhay.
The viaduct is of national importance. There is only one other wrought iron viaduct of its type left in the country and there is a growing sense of pride in the valley and beyond that we are the custodians of such an important piece of industrial history. his is part of the ongoing process of sharing and celebrating that rich industrial heritage.
(The image above was taken by Steve Adams and posted on the Eastwood and Kimberley Out and about facebook page)