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Grand re-opening of the Great Western Canal near Tiverton

The Grand Western Canal and towpath have been officially re-opened at Halberton more than a year after its banks were breached during a severe winter storm.

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Eyewitness describes moment canal collapses

It was subsiding right there and it was very difficult to hold the camera still. I was shaking but this was so spectacular that I just had to get it onto camera. It was breathtaking because we didn't know what was going to happen next, how much of the bank was going to be washed away. Everthing just gushed, crumbling away in front of us and it was quite scary.

– Neil Babbage, Eyewitness

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