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[Stolen] GCR platform edging stones: Chesterfield Canal restoration site.

Discussion in 'Thief Watch' started by 46118, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. 46118

    46118 Part of the furniture

    Sep 16, 2005
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    Theft of material from heritage sites is not confined to railway sites. The Chesterfield Canal trust reports the recent theft of some 30 tons of Victorian platform edging stone, recovered from the sites of the ex-GCR stations at Staveley Works and Renishaw Central. Thieves cut through padlocks at a secure compound in North Derbyshire where volunteers are working to restore part of the Chesterfield Canal.
    Heavy lifting gear was apparently used to remove the stone. The thieves may have come in a white crew van with "Garden Furniture" in green lettering, and with an 0114 (Sheffield) telephone number. The police crime number is CRN 35123/11.
    This stone cannot be replaced as such, and new material will have to be used for the canal restoration.

    I trust the Mods will allow this posting. Whilst not a "railway" theft as such, it does have railway connections.

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