Bi-cenntenial Celebrations

Bi-centennial Celebrations in 2019.

Next year the Lancaster Canal will be 200 years old. Meant to go from Wigan to Kendal the southern section was never completed but the canal is now connected to the southern system by the Ribble link.

It was completed in 1819 by the well known engineer, John Rennie.

His early projects included the Lancaster Canal (started 1792)

Celebrations are being planned by the trust and many other organisations.

Stay tuned for more details as the year goes on.....

Lune Aqueduct 2017

2019 IWA National Trail Boat Festival June 1st and 2nd

Plans are now well underway for the 2019 National Trailboat Festival which as you will know will be held in conjunction with Country Fest at Westmorland Show ground. The organising committee has met and the members are busy planning the festival and IWA Head Office have confirmed that they are happy to give a grant to assist with the funding.

We still need more people on the organising committee so if you are interested please get in touch and if you don’t like committees but are happy to help at the event please also get in touch as we are building up a list of volunteers/helpers.

There will be a campsite at the event and entry forms for campers and for boaters are now available on the IWA website which is.

Any traders or Canal Societies wanting to be part of the Trailboat Festival must submit an entry via the Westmorland Showground but please let them know that you are part of the Trailboat Festival and let us know you have entered.

The dates for Country Fest are the 1st and 2nd of June but trailboaters will be welcomed on the Friday before and there will be activities for the Trailboat Festival on Monday the 3rd of June.

I hope you have all got these dates in your diary.

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