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History of Long Eaton Trent Lock Scout Activity Centre

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1975
  Long Eaton District Scouts took over the site of the old Three Counties Sailing Club. A rowing boat and a few old canoes were obtained and water activities started
1980
  SAC gained recognition as an RYA Teaching Establishment
1983
  The old hut was pulled down one weekend. Its replacement was a wooden hut which used to be the GPO sorting office at Heanor. Building the foundations and erecting the new hut took six months
1986
  A new water supply was created with a pipe laid under the river from a header tank on the north bank
1992
  A new ferry boat commissioned with a steel-hull and inboard engine, named 'Liberty 2'
1997
  Construction of a new slipway
2000
  Severe flood in November. The water level rose over 25cm deep in the main hut. See our pictures in the gallery
2001
  Foot and mouth disease caused the site to be closed for 3 months during the Spring
2001
  The ferryboat Liberty sank around Easter but was recovered with the help of British Waterways crane barge which just happened to be at Sawley at the time. See the pictures in the gallery
2008
  Long Eaton District ‘Centenary Plus One’ camp took place and we accomodated over 300 campers
2010
  Record visitors during the season. 1,070 weekend campers and 1,090 evening visitors
2011
  The website, www.trentlock.org, goes online with live feeds from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube
2012
  It was wet. 8 weekend camps cancelled because the river was too high and too fast