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Preston’s lost canal, drunk on the packet boats

The canal basin just off Fishergate. Dereliction had set in by 1960. Pic: Preston Digital Archive Preston once had a canal that terminated just off Fishergate. The Lancaster Canal still exists but now stops by Aqueduct Street in Ashton-on-Ribble. Trade was brisk as coal headed north, […]

10 months ago
Facebook cover photo details canal at Preston

Our recent Facebook banner photo update created some discussion about the exact location. The picture was taken on the Ashton-on-Ribble section of the old Lancaster Canal in Preston. The houses […]

8 years ago
Housing development on the Lancaster Canal basin to be approved

Shelley Road homes which back onto the Lancaster Canal Proposals to build twelve new townhouses on the canal basin in Ashton look set to be approved. Baxter Construction plans for the homes off Tulketh Brow will go before councillors […]

8 years ago
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