You can download a pdf file about 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.
As a result of over forty years researching the canal's history, I have the largest digital archive of material related to the canal, with copies of many historical committee minutes, maps, reports and letters related to the canal.
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: