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Guided walk to explore local history along Lancaster Canal as waterways face funding cuts

Ribble Link Pic: Tony Worrall A guided walk is set to explore local history along the Lancaster Canal. The walk will be led by Nigel Hardacre, a volunteer with the Inland Waterways Association (IWA) Lancashire […]

2 weeks ago
St Walburge’s Church spire explored in new YouTube series

Views from the spire. Pic: Elliott & Sue (Explore the UK) A YouTube travel duo have made a video exploring the spire at the top of St Walburge’s Church in Preston. ‘Explore the UK,’ who have previously made videos tracing a […]

3 months ago
YouTubers explore derelict section of Lancaster Canal tracing Preston route

Elliott and Sue. Pic: Explore the UK A YouTube travel duo have made a video exploring a derelict section of the Lancaster Canal which runs under Preston city centre. ‘Explore the UK’ posted the video last month […]

4 months ago
Campaign launches to restore ‘buried and forgotten’ Preston Basin site

Site of Preston Basin in 2022, at the head of the former basin Pic: Restoring Preston Basin campaign A new campaign is proposing to repurpose the Preston Basin of the Lancaster Canal. The Restoring Preston Basin campaign wants to see the site of the 300 feet (91 metre) […]

1 year ago
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Canal carriers in Preston, a lost way of life

Gravel boats at Cottam Hall Bridge on the Lancaster Canal, 1905 Pic: Preston Digital Archive The canal wharf in Preston was once a busy place but gradually fell into disuse. It was eventually filled in and today no trace of it can be seen. Life […]

2 years ago
Garstang Town Council issue Lancaster Canal pollution update

Recent improvements in the Lancaster Canal pic via Facebook: Michael Rhodes Garstang Town Council has released a statement following the pollution incident in the Lancaster Canal where a number of dead fish were spotted. The update states that over the past […]

2 years ago
Extreme heat blamed for dead fish in the Lancaster Canal near Preston

Dead fish found might be because of the hot weather experienced recently pic via Facebook: Stuart Milne A number of dead fish have been spotted in the Lancaster Canal. This issue has been seen between the Ribble Link and UCLan Sports Arena. Local fishers have been going […]

2 years ago
Police release photo believed to be missing man last seen in Ashton-on-Ribble

Who police believe to be Daniel Binkowski Emergency services have issued a photo of who they believe is missing man Daniel Binkowski after searching near the Lancaster Canal using a drone. Preston Police have obtained a photo […]

2 years ago
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