How was the 4Cs formed?
The 4Cs was formed by several boaters from around Saul Junction after a unique and ground-breaking cruise that was undertaken by the group in 2011 to help to bring to public notice the restoration work on The Stroudwater canal.
The history of the Stroudwater:
In 1911, the last loaded working boat (The Gem) passed onto the Stroudwater Canal, then onwards to the Thames and Severn Canal. This was the through route from the River Severn and Stroud to the Thames. The 36 mile waterway was completed in the late 18th century but was abandoned in 1954. Fortunately for all who support the restoration of this once vital link, work is now progressing and the waterway once again has a bright future.