Leeds & Liverpool Canal PDF Downloads
Leeds and Liverpool Canal Society
The following are A4 booklets about different aspects of the canal, produced to help volunteers who work on Kennet, the L&LC Society's heritage boat.
Along the L&LC - historical articles and notes about places along the canal.
Cargo movements - where were cargoes carried? Eight examples are considered.
Changes - how the canal and local industries altered from 1770 to 1960.
History - a brief outline, with the original text of the prospectus for the canal.
Kennet and boating - information about Canal Transport Limited after the 2WW, with examples of earlier boat movements.
Locks - what is special about L&LC locks? A look at the development of lock technology on the canal.
Water supply - where did the water for the canal come from, and how was it controlled.
These are some of the interpretation displays on board Kennet.
Moving the goods. How was merchandise traffic controlled?
Cargoes - Limestone.
Cargoes - Coal.
Cargoes - Grain.
Other information about the Leeds & Liverpool Canal
Horse boating - a brief look at how horses were used on the canal.
Historical bridge names on the canal
Map showing the route of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.
Information about traditional boat painting on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.
Leaflet about setting up interpretation panels at Johnsons Hillock locks, working with blind and partially-sighted people.
Pattern for a Leeds and Liverpool Canal boatmen's gansey. - these were part of the traditional costume for boatmen on the L&LC.
The World Heritage Site in Liverpool.
The World Heritage Site at Saltaire.
Leeds and Liverpool Canal historical documents
1772 Against the Liverpool Canal. This was a proposed canal in opposition to the L&LC.
Leeds & Liverpool Canal Proprietors
Leeds & Liverpool Canal Byelaws
Reports under the Public Heath Act
These were presented to the General Board of Health and looked at conditions within the towns. These can give descriptions of conditions near to the canal, and to its water supply.
1849 Wigan Health Report.
1852 Shipley Health Report.
1857 Skipton Health Report.
Mike Clarke, 8 Green Bank, BARNOLDSWICK. UK, BB18 6HX
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last revised: 26 March 2014