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Volunteers adopt stretch of Lancaster Canal at Haslam Park

A sunny day on the Lancaster Canal at Preston Pic: Tony Worrall Intact has recently adopted a stretch of the Lancaster Canal towpath from Bridge 15 at Haslam Park to Bridge 17 at Preston Sports Arena. They will be working with the […]

3 months ago
Ashton residents complain about ‘disgusting’ state of Lancaster Canal

Ashton-on-Ribble locals have taken to social media to complain about the state of the Lancaster Canal. Residents in Shelley Road, which backs on to the end of the canal near Aqueduct […]

4 months ago
The Old Tram Road, Preston’s missing link and history trail

Aerial view of tramway embankment Pic: Google Maps In Preston, there was once a tramway that bridged a gap in the Lancaster Canal. The line crossed the Ribble by a timber bridge. This bridge – the Old Tram Bridge […]

5 months ago
Boat fire in Ashton-on-Ribble under investigation

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service were called to a boat fire in the early hours of yesterday morning at the end of the Lancaster Canal. One fire engine from Penwortham attended […]

6 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Police rescue ‘lost and confused’ swan in Ingol

Police officers rescued the swan from Tag Lane Police have returned a swan to its family on the Lancaster Canal. Officers responded to reports of the swan being ‘lost, confused and endangering road users’ in Tag Lane in […]

9 months ago
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, […]

11 months ago
Youngsters terrorising animals along Lancaster Canal and threatening Ashton residents

The youngsters have been seen terrorising wildlife near the 'rainbow bridge' Two boys have been spotted along the Lancaster Canal in Ashton-on-Ribble using a catapult to throw stones at swans and ducks. The incident occurred on Sunday 16 May at around […]

1 year ago
Icy weather warning for Preston and Lancashire this Saturday

Frozen Preston Docks Pic: @canonsnapz Preston and Lancashire are set for further icy conditions this weekend. The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning from midnight tonight until 11am on Saturday (9 January). Skies […]

1 year ago
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