Bingley to Skipton – Saturday 8th April, 2023
Celebrations in 1773
On Thursday, 8th April 1773, two barges loaded with coal set off from Bingley to Skipton, where the coal was sold at half the price previously charged. They were the first boats to Continue reading “250 Years of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal”
Time Lapse Video – 1st in a series
During Kennet’s journey from Bingley to Skipton last month, after being open in Shipley and Bingley a time lapse video was taken to give a “captains eye view”.
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.
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. Continue reading “Kennet moving”
Cliffe Castle Museum
The talk on Sunday 29th May is about the Local History of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal. It forms part of the build-up to the InMotion Keighley Transport Festival 2022 – 2nd & 3rd June. It looks at the development of the Canal as a critical mode of transport locally and regionally.
Explore Kennet on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal
The Society’s attendance at the Saltaire Festival last September provided the first opportunity to open Kennet to the public for two years. It also gave us the opportunity to complete the filming of our ‘lockdown video’ A Voyage of Discovery.
Join us on line
Join us on line for a free webinar about the Leeds & Liverpool Canal on 16th March 2020
Festival postponed from 2020
Inmotion – the Keighley Transport Festival 2022, was postponed twice due to Covid. It is now taking place next year on Thursday and Friday, June 2nd and 3rd, to coincide with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee holiday.