Aintree Village – Before they set off for the Leeds Liverpool Canalfest

Yesterday canal narrow boats, barges and cruisers gathered by the dozen from just north of the Wango Lane swing bridge in Aintree Village ready for the flotilla that will reach Maghull Cricket Club’s ground around 2pm today. Here’s a shot of the gathering with the Pride of Sefton Trust’s barge in view:-

Lining up for the Flotilla

Lining up for the Flotilla

Today’s Canalfest celebrates the Bicentenary of the opening of the whole length of the Leeds Liverpool Canal which snakes it way through the Sefton East Parishes communities of Aintree Village, Melling, Maghull and Lydiate.

The photo is also amongst my Flickr shots at:-

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