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Narrow boat trip to see canal works

Lancaster Canal Trust with happy group of councillors inspect the restoration of the Northern Reaches taking the canal nearer to Kendal.  Left to right. Councilors Ron Sands, CC. Janice Hanson, Eileen Blamire (Leader Lancaster Coun). Eileen Westwood Chairman SLDC. Hal Bagot, President LCT.  June Ashworth, W. Mayor Lancaster.  CCoun. Roger Bingham. Richard Trevitt, Chairman LCT. Sylvia Emmott, Mayor of Kendal. Lancaster Mayoress and Alan Mather LCT.

Lancaster Canal Trust with happy group of councillors inspect the restoration of the Northern Reaches taking the canal nearer to Kendal. Left to right. Councilors Ron Sands, CC. Janice Hanson, Eileen Blamire (Leader Lancaster Coun). Eileen Westwood Chairman SLDC. Hal Bagot, President LCT. June Ashworth, W. Mayor Lancaster. CCoun. Roger Bingham. Richard Trevitt, Chairman LCT. Sylvia Emmott, Mayor of Kendal. Lancaster Mayoress and Alan Mather LCT.

The canal narrow boat ‘Waterwitch’ was the venue for a delightful trip for Kendal, Lancaster, District and County Councillors to see the excavations and restoration of the canal at Stainton.

The party included Chairman of South Lakeland District Council, CounEvelyn Westwood, and Mr Westwood, The Right Worshipful Mayor of Lancaster, Coun June Ashworth and Kendal Mayor, Coun Sylvia Emmott. Also County and District Councillor Roger Bingham, Lancaster Couns Ron Sands with Coun Eileen Blamire, (leader), and County Coun Janice Hanson.

They were met at Crooklands landing stage by Hal Bagot, President, and Richard Trevitt, Chairman, of the Lancaster Canal Trust.

Lancaster City Councillor Ron Sands said: “it is impossible for me to find adequate words to express my overwhelming admiration for all the Trust members and volunteers who have done such outstanding regeneration work.”

Waterwitch sails under new livery with three castles and coats of arms painted by members.

 

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