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Restored Herefordshire and Gloucestershire canal section opened

Newly restored section of the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal
Image caption Members of the canal 's trust restored the section at Vineyard Hill as part of an ongoing project to reinstate the entire 34 mile (55km) waterway.

A newly restored section of canal near Gloucester has been officially opened.

A flotilla of boats travelled along a one-mile stretch of the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal.

Members of the canal's trust restored the section at Vineyard Hill as part of an ongoing project to reinstate the entire 34-mile (55km) waterway.

Waterways enthusiasts Prunella Scales and Timothy West unveiled a plaque to mark the opening on Sunday.

Spokesperson Natasha Turney said: "A mile doesn't seem that much but every little bit helps. The whole aim is to restore the full 34 miles.

"This leads us a little bit closer to that aim."

A project to fully restore the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal started in the 1980s.

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