Leeds & Liverpool Canal Society Welcomes You

THE SOCIETY

The Society was formed in 1997 by a small group of people who had the Canal & its heritage at heart and wanted to ensure that knowledge of all aspects of the canal was retained and passed on to future generations.

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LEEDS & LIVERPOOL CANAL

The Leeds & Liverpool Canal is 127¼ miles long making it the longest continuous canal in the country.  Construction of the Canal began in 1770, but was not completed until 1816 and today offers a wide variety of leisure activities.

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KENNET - HERITAGE BOAT

Kennet is a River Class Leeds & Liverpool Canal Short Boat owned and operated by the Canal Society who refurbished it as a floating museum. Built in 1947 to carry cargo along the Canal and it is listed on the Register of National Historic Ships UK.

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Latest News

Bradford Canal

100th Anniversary of the Closure

15th July, 2022 saw the 100th Anniversary of the Closure of the Bradford Canal when the last commercial boat travelled down the Canal to Shipley.

Kennet moving

Heading to Keighley (Historic) Transport Festival

Heritage work boat Kennet is the first boat to travel through Eshton Lock (no 31) after major repairs. The newly repaired lock opened on 25th May following a £2million repair programme undertaken by Canal & River Trust.

MEMBERSHIP

The Society has a wide cross section of members from all walks of life. This is essential to ensure that the Society can continue to fulfil its role of encouraging knowledge of the Canal’s Heritage alongside its leisure use.

CONTACT US

The Society is not alone in pursuing its objectives.  It works closely with other organisations which focus on the contemporary and historic relevance of the Canal, including the Canal & River Trust and the Inland Waterways Association.

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Supporters

CANAL & RIVER TRUST

The development of this site was funded by the Canal and River Trust through their Waterways Charity Appeal Fund.

HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND

The refurbishment of Kennet and the Kennet video were made possible by funds from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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