Bentham teenager to feature on Channel 4 TV show

An 18-year-old from Bentham is to feature on TV this weekend.

Thursday, 17th January 2019, 8:52 am
Updated Thursday, 17th January 2019, 8:54 am
Billy Walden with his sister Matilda on the canal boat.

Billy Walden will be on Channel 4 show George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces at 8pm on Sunday, after he turned a derelict narrowboat on Lancaster Canal into a holiday home for the family when he was just 17.

Billy previously featured in the Guardian in 2016 after he transformed an old camper van all by himself – before he was legally allowed to drive it.

Billy Walden's canal boat before he started work on it.

See next week’s Guardian for more on the story.