Actor Brian leads funding campaign

File photo dated 08/05/08 of actor Brian Blessed who has supported a call for people to become volunteer lock keepers on more than 50 canals across the country. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday January 16, 2012. Blessed is backing the appeal by the Canal & River Trust (CRT), which takes over British Waterways' responsibility for 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales this year. Some of the locks which volunteers will be able to help with include the Bingley Five Rise Flight in Yorkshire, which is part of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal. See PA story TRANSPORT Canals. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire
File photo dated 08/05/08 of actor Brian Blessed who has supported a call for people to become volunteer lock keepers on more than 50 canals across the country. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday January 16, 2012. Blessed is backing the appeal by the Canal & River Trust (CRT), which takes over British Waterways' responsibility for 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales this year. Some of the locks which volunteers will be able to help with include the Bingley Five Rise Flight in Yorkshire, which is part of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal. See PA story TRANSPORT Canals. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire
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Brian Blessed, is to head an appeal to raise funds to bring a vintage 1930s trip-boat to Cromford Wharf.

The actor, who is the president of the Friends of Cromford Canal, is leading the effort for sponsors and donations.