I am Founder and President of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal Society. I also edit the Society's newletter, Clogs and Gansey, to which there is an index to which copies up to 2005 are linked.
You can download a pdf fileabout the unique traditional boat painting found on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, and copies of contemporary articles about canal promotion and other subjects are also available.
A map of the canal.
A look at sailing barges on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.
A brief history of the canal around Accrington.
A biography of one of the most important English canal engineers, Thomas Steers.
Steers was the original proposer and engineer for the Douglas Navigation, a forerunner of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.
Sollom lock was built circa 1760 by the Douglas Navigation when a canal from Rufford was built to extend the navigation.
Other Leeds & Liverpool Canal-related pages can be found at:
Leeds and Liverpool Canal Society
Galloways Society for the Visually Impaired canal pages.
Towpath Treks, a photographic guide to the Leeds & Liverpool Canal .
Walking the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.
The Aire Valley Towpath.
Photos and walks on the canal.
Ice boats on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal .
The Weavers Triangle in Burnley canal pages .Mike Clarke
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