Leeds & Liverpool Canal Bicentenary 1816 – 2016

ALISON’S BLOG

We danced in Bingley on Sunday, 16 October to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the completion of our local canal.

The heritage boat ‘Kennet’ was recreating the original journey from Leeds to Liverpool, and as it passed though villages and towns along the way, church bells were rung and brass bands played.

The barges were dressed in traditional costume and there was a flotilla of boats alongside.

The sun shone on the crowds in Bingley, there were lots of craft and food stalls and we all had a good time.