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250 Years of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal

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”

Free Talk – “Local History of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal”

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.

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A Voyage of Discovery

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.

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IWA Programme of Meetings

Zoom Talks and Regular Live Meetings

The Lancashire and Cumbria Branch of the Inland Waterways Association has announced its forthcoming programme of meetings.  Alongside their regular live meetings there will be four zoom meetings. Two of these will be given by the Leeds & Liverpool Canal Society President, Mike Clarke.

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