200 year commemoration voyage flotilla arrives in Lydiate

Tonight saw canal barge Kennet and its flotilla arrive in Sefton Borough to moor at Mersey Motor Boat Club in Pilling Lane, Lydiate. It’s on a voyage from Leeds to Liverpool to commemorate the full opening of the Leeds Liverpool Canal 200 years ago. My previous recent postings refer.

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Tomorrow at 7.30am it will set sail on the last leg of its journey into Liverpool.

Fly Boat Ribble was also in the flotilla

Fly Boat Ribble was part of the foltilla r

Lydiate – Canal scenes along our stretch of the Leeds Liverpool – Posting 3

My final of 3 postings of random photos of the Leeds Liverpool Canal through Lydiate only in this case:-

Looking through Pilling Lane canal bridge at boats moored outside Mersey Motor Boat Club.

Looking through Pilling Lane canal bridge at boats moored outside Mersey Motor Boat Club.

Narrow boat Desiderata from Warrington near Bells Lane swing bridge.

Narrow boat Desiderata from Warrington near Bells Lane swing bridge.

Idunhoe at Mersey Motor Boat Club.

Idunhoe at Mersey Motor Boat Club.

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The first photo is amongst my Flickr shots at:-

www.flickr.com/photos/86659476@N07/

Maghull, Lydiate & Melling – Canal scenes along our stretch of the Leeds Liverpool – Posting 2

My second posting of random photos taken along the Leeds Liverpool Canal through Maghull, Lydiate and this time Melling as well:-

Looking north from the Waddicar Lane road bridge through Melling.

Looking north from the Waddicar Lane road bridge through Melling.

A Maghull scene between the Green Lane and Westway road bridges. I did not note the name of the narrow boat.

A Maghull scene between the Green Lane and Westway road bridges. I did not note the name of the narrow boat.

Boats at Mersey Motor Boat Club in Lydiate.

Boats at Mersey Motor Boat Club in Lydiate.

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Posting 3 on this theme will follow in due course.

The 2nd photo is also amongst my Flickr shots at:-

www.flickr.com/photos/86659476@N07/

Lydiate – Canal scenes along our stretch of the Leeds Liverpool – Posting 1

I thought I would publish a random selection of photos of canal scenes that I have taken along ‘The Cut’ in Maghull, Lydiate and Melling in recent times. This first posting features Lydiate scenes:-

Bagpuss

Bagpuss

Full circle at Pilling Lane

Full circle at Pilling Lane

Goblin

Goblin

Goblin again

Goblin again

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Postings 2 and 3 on this theme will follow.

The 2nd and 4th photos are also on my Flickr pages at:-

www.flickr.com/photos/86659476@N07/

Lydiate – Pilling Lane has been closed for road works

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Pilling Lane, where it crosses the Leeds Liverpool Canal, has been closed this week as road works have been taking place on the rural side of this canal bridge.

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The works, at least as far as I could tell, were associated with putting new curb stones in along the Lane.

Not sure when it will reopen but hopefully soon.