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Date(s) - 11th November 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Friends Meeting House


Dave Thomas will give a full history of the Anderton Boat Lift – why it was built, the changes in working methods, its closure in 1983 and the successful efforts to get it refurbished & reopened in 2002. Dave will give us a fully illustrated history of the boat lift from its early plans and its construction through to its working today.

The Anderton Boat Lift is included in the 7 Wonders of the Waterways as listed by the Canal & River Trust. It is a lift lock and providing a vertical link between the River Weaver and the Trent and Mersey Canal. It is designated as a scheduled monument and is included in the National Heritage List for England.

Anderton Boat Lift (Black Dwarf Lightmoor)

Anderton Boat Lift (C&RT)

Anderton Boat Lift from River Weaver







For further details on the general arrangements for our indoor meetings (as well as our outdoor events) see the Group’s NW Group’s Home Page.

For any other information about this meeting, or any other general questions about our activities, please contact the NW Group Secretary, Roger Brice (tel: 01625 533959; email: roger.brice1945@gmail.com).