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A re-en­act­ment of the first full transit of the Leeds & Liver­pool Canal will be made to cel­e­brate the its bi­cen­te­nary. The Leeds & Liver­pool Trust’s her­itage boat and float­ing mu­seum

will lead a flotilla from Leeds on 15 Oc­to­ber. Cel­e­bra­tory events at towns along the route will in­clude the first ever Bin­g­ley Canal Fes­ti­val on 16 Oc­to­ber, Skip­ton (17 Oc­to­ber), Burn­ley (18 Oc­to­ber), Black­burn (19 Oc­to­ber), Wi­gan ( 21 Oc­to­ber) and Burscough ( 22 Oc­to­ber), with a grand ar­rival at the El­do­nian Basin in Liver­pool on Oc­to­ber 23. To join the flotilla, email

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