Kennet cheered through ‘home’ lock

The Kennet at Greenberfield top lock in Barnoldswick. Pic: David Whipp
The Kennet at Greenberfield top lock in Barnoldswick. Pic: David Whipp
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An enthusiastic crowd welcomed the Kennet at Greenberfield top lock in Barnoldswick as it made its journey along the entire length of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

The education vessel was making the 127 mile journey to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the canal’s opening and it was accompanied by a small flotilla of other barges and narrow boats.

St Joseph's RC Primary School Ecool Club at Greenberfield top lock (s)

St Joseph's RC Primary School Ecool Club at Greenberfield top lock (s)

Those welcoming the boat through Greenberfield, where it is based, included the Ecool Club from St Joseph’s RC Primary School in Barnoldswick.

Headteacher Natalie Wood said: “It was a very historic day and the children from our Ecool club were delighted to cheer the barge along its route.”

The Kennet at Greenberfield top lock (s)

The Kennet at Greenberfield top lock (s)