The Canal and River Trust has created a number of short videos as part of its Standedge ‘Virtual Open Day’.
One of these features Huddersfield Canal Society Chairman Alan Stopher talking about the restoration of the canal and about the place of the Society as we approach the 20th anniversary of the canal’s re-opening.
Links to more of CRT’s ‘Virtual Open Day’ videos can be found on our Facebook page.
The Canal Society is planning to run its trip boat Marsden Shuttle on a regular schedule throughout this year’s Marsden Jazz Festival from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th October 2019. Always a popular event, do come along, have a free boat trip (donations welcomed) and enjoy the music as well!
Thanks to Paul Thompson and Kim Warren for all their work in making it happen. Great credit should also be given for the 50 musical performers who gave their time so generously. Also a big thank you to Bev and her team at CRT for pulling out all the stops to ensure its success.
Here are some great pictures of the day, all courtesy of Alan Stopher, Chairman HCS.
The Marsden Shuttle was busy all day
Enoch’s Hammer entertain a young visitor
The Blackbird Family craft stall was popular with children and adults alike
The Ticket Collectors entertain
Some French dancing getting ahead of Brexit
The Uketeers warm up the wrist action for a Woo or two
We are now running the Marsden Shuttle every day during the school holidays; providing we can get skippers and crew. Why not take a trip with your kids from Lock 42E by Marsden station to the visitor centre at Standedge, Tunnel End. Have a look at our online calendar so you can be absolutely sure we are running when you plan to visit. See you soon!
The Marsden Shuttle keeping busy at the Tunnel End Festival on Sunday 21st July. Photo: Alan Stopher
It was great to have our friends the East Manchester Community Boat Project joining us at this annual event. Their friendly crew gave around 400 local people a free boat trip on ‘Community Spirit 2’ during the two days. Pictured above are eager passengers going aboard and below their crew lining up to receive First Prize for the Best Presented Boat from HCS Council member Peter Rawson.
Recently we told you about the BBC hiring our Marsden Shuttle to film sequences for “The Road to Chelsea”; now you can click this link and watch the program, screened on Sunday 12 May, on your iPlayer connection.
The Summer/Autumn 2020 edition of our magazine Pennine Link is at the printers but will be delayed by the latest lockdown so here is a copy to download.