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Leicestershire's Foxton Locks receives Red Wheel award

A set of restored locks in Leicestershire has been granted an award in recognition of its historical interest.

Foxton Locks have been awarded a Red Wheel plaque from the Transport Trust.

The Red Wheel scheme - much like English Heritage's Blue Plaques - commemorates transport sites of historical value.

Situated on the Grand Union Canal, the locks at Foxton were built in the early 1800s by canal engineer Benjamin Bevan.

Peter Stone, Transport Trust trustee, said: "Foxton Locks is a wonderful example of Britain's working heritage and the site thoroughly deserves its award."

The plaque will be unveiled in a special ceremony on 4 April.

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