Quote:-
'If the canals are left to the mercies of economists and scientific planners, before many years are past the last of them will become a weedy stagnant ditch, and the bright boats will rot at the wharves, to live on only in old men's memories.' (LTC Rolt - pioneer of the inland waterway leisure cruising industry)

Historic canal boats, Audlem Mill
Shropshire Union Canal - Cheshire
(OS Grid Ref. SJ656437 Nearest Post Code CW3 0ED)

Historic canal boats, Audlem Mill : Shropshire Union Canal - Cheshire (OS Grid Ref. SJ656437 Nearest Post Code CW3 0ED)

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Friday 11th August 2017

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The gathering of historic canal boats at Audlem Mill on the Shropshire Union Canal in south Cheshire is part of the annual 'Festival of Transport' in the village. Around 40 historic and colourful ex-working narrow boats were moored along the bottom three lock pounds of the Audlem flight of locks. Boats on display dated from the 19th century to 1960 and included fly-boat ‘Saturn’, narrow boat ‘Lindsay’, and steam launch ‘Omeros’. As part of the July weekend attractions, over 300 vintage cars, vans, trucks and buses were paraded and displayed in the village.


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