What's New on this Website

Sankey Canal Virtual Cruise[December 7th 2016]

Virtual Cruise of Sankey Canal revised, with many new photographs and older photos improved. See...

North Yorkshire Waterways[September 21st 2015]

New section of the website covering the North Yorkshire Waterways, with a virtual cruise in 230 photographs showing the Rivers Aire, Ouse, Ure and Foss and the Ripon and Selby Canals. See...

Aire and Calder Navigation Virtual Cruise[August 30th 2015]

Virtual Cruise of Aire and Calder Navigation revised, with many new photographs and older photos improved. See...

Leeds and Liverpool Canal Virtual Cruise[August 25th 2015]

Virtual Cruise of Leeds and Liverpool Canal Canal between Leeds, Bingley, Skipton and Gargrave revised, with many new photographs and older photos improved. See...

Leeds and Liverpool Canal Virtual Cruise[August 18th 2015]

Virtual Cruise of Leeds and Liverpool Canal Canal between Gargrave and Foulridge revised, with many new photographs and older photos improved. See...

Bridgewater Canal Virtual Cruise[September 6th 2013]

Virtual Cruise of Bridgewater Canal revised, with Manchester to Preston Brook and Runcorn section greatly expanded with many new photographs. See...

Stainforth and Keadby / New Junction Canal Virtual Cruise[May 15th 2013]

Virtual Cruises of Stainforth and Keadby Canal and New Junction Canal revised, with many additional photographs and older photos improved. See Stainforth and Keadby or New Junction Canal.

Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation Virtual Cruise[April 18th 2013]

Virtual Cruise of Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation revised, with some additional photographs and older photos improved. See...

Leigh Branches Virtual Cruise[May 13th 2012]

Virtual Cruise of the Leigh Branch of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and the Leigh Branch of the Bridgewater Canal revised, with additional photographs and with older photos improved.
See Leigh Branch of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal...
See Leigh Branch of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal....

The Moss Canals[May 10th 2012]

New page about the former Moss Canals off the Bridgewater Canal near Worsley. See...

Peak Forest Canal Virtual Cruise[March 29th 2012]

Virtual Cruise of Peak Forest Canal revised, with many new photographs and older photos improved. See...

Huddersfield Narrow Canal Virtual Cruise[January 4th 2012]

Virtual Cruise of Huddersfield Narrow Canal revised, with many new photographs and older photos improved. See...

Archive photos of Rochdale Canal[December 20th 2011]

New page comparing archive photos of Rochdale Canal in Manchester with recent photos of same locations. See...

Leeds and Liverpool Canal Virtual Cruise[May 3rd 2011]

Virtual Cruise between Barrowford and Wigan revised, with many new photographs and older photos improved. See...

Rochdale Canal Virtual Cruise[August 10th 2010]

Virtual Cruise completely revised, with many new photographs. See...

Rochdale Canal Towpath Route[August 10th 2010]

New page with information about the towpath route for walkers and cyclists. See...

Ashton Canal Virtual Cruise[February 23rd 2010]

Virtual Cruise completely revised, with many new photographs. See...

Pennine Waterways News[January 1st 2010]

From Jan 2010 all Pennine Waterways News will appear on the Pennine Waterways News Blog. See...

Liverpool Canal Link[April 22nd 2009]

New section about Liverpool Canal Link. See...
Includes Virtual Journey along the Link. See...

Leeds and Liverpool Canal Virtual Cruise[April 22nd 2009]

Virtual Cruise between Wigan and Liverpool completely revised, with many new photographs. See...

Standedge Tunnel[April 8th 2009]

Pages updated and revised including new or improved photos. See...

Liverpool Canal Link[March 3rd 2009]

New pages showing the completed Liverpool Canal Link. See...

Frequently Asked Questions[July 24th 2008]

A new page has been added to answer Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). See...

Manchester Bolton and Bury Canal[December 24th 2007]

Further new photos added showing progress on the restoration of canal between River Irwell and Oldfield Road. See...

Manchester Bolton and Bury Canal[November 16th 2007]

New photos added showing progress on the restoration of canal between River Irewll and Oldfield Road. See...

Sankey Canal[September 3rd 2007]

New section of the website created to cover the Sankey or St Helens Canal, including a "Virtual Journey" along the route of this waterway. See...

Deepest Locks[June 20th 2007]

New page listing the deepest canal locks in England. See...

Online Bookshop revised[December 20th 2006]

The section of this site linking to books, maps, DVDs, etc. at Amazon has been given a new look, with many additional titles added. See...

Home Page revised[December 6th 2006]

After three years of the same design for the home page, the design and layout has been slightly changed and uses a larger font for easier reading. The layout of the "home pages" for each individual canal has also been improved. Other pages throughout the site are being re-styled as time allows. See...

Macclesfield Canal[November 23rd 2006]

New section of the website created to cover the Macclesfield Canal, including a "Virtual Cruise" along this waterway. See...

Liverpool Canal Link[September 23rd 2006]

New pages showing photo tour of the route of the proposed Liverpool Canal Link. See...

RSS News Feed added[July 17th 2006]

News feed added to give you instant notice of canal news and site updates. More...

Ashton Canal pages revised[June 11th 2006]

More archive photos of the Ashton Canal added. See...

Longest Canal Tunnels[April 17th 2006]

New page listing the longest canal tunnels in Britain. See...

Highest Canal Summits[April 17th 2006]

New page listing the highest canal summits in Britain. See...

Bradford Canal[March 31st 2006]

New section of the website created to cover the Bradford Canal, including a "Virtual Journey" along the route of this former waterway. See...

Huddersfield Canal Virtual Cruise revised[March 29th 2006]

Virtual Cruise of Huddersfield Narrow and Broad Canal completely revised to include many new photographs and improved versions of older photographs. More...

Leeds and Liverpool Canal - Leigh Branch[November 13th 2005]

Virtual Cruise of Leeds and Liverpool Canal extended to include Leigh Branch, Wigan to Leigh.More...

Bridgewater Canal - Leigh Branch[November 13th 2005]

Virtual Cruise of Bridgewater Canal extended to include Leigh Branch, Leigh to Waters Meeting. See...

Aire and Calder Navigation[November 10th 2005]

New section of the website created to cover the Aire and Calder Navigation, including a "Virtual Journey" along the whole waterway. See...

Calder and Hebble Navigation[November 10th 2005]

New section of the website created to cover the Calder and Hebble Navigation, including a "Virtual Journey" along the whole waterway. See...

Barnsley Canal[May 27th 2005]

New section of the website created to cover the Barnsley Canal, including a "Virtual Journey" along the whole canal. See...

Dearne and Dove Canal[May 27th 2005]

New section of the website created to cover the Dearne and Dove Canal, including a "Virtual Journey" along the whole canal. See...

Bugsworth Basin Re-opening[March 26th 2005]

Photos and report of the official opening of Bugsworth Basin and celebratory boat rally. More...

Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal[February 4th 2005]

New pages added, showing photos of the route of the canal from the River Irwell to Oldfield Road, Salford, including the excavated remains of the canal and lock at the site of the Middlewood development. More...

River Irwell Navigation[December 24th 2004]

New pages added, showing virtual cruise in photos along the River Irwell through Manchester. More...

Bridgewater Canal pages revised[December 24th 2004]

Archive photos of the Bridgewater Canal added. More...

Manchester Ship Canal pages revised[December 24th 2004]

More Archive photos of the Manchester Ship Canal added.. More...

Ashton Canal pages revised[December 8th 2004]

Archive photos of the Ashton Canal added. More...

Peak Forest Canal pages revised[December 2nd 2004]

Peak Forest Canal pages revised, including many new photographs for Virtual Cruise pages. Archive photos added. Improved coding to help faster loading. All pages in section show banner picture of Marple Junction. More...

Stockport Branch of the Ashton Canal[November 26th 2004]

Pages covering the Stockport Branch Canal of the Ashton Canal extended to include many new photographs showing the whole route of the canal. More...

Ashton Canal pages revised[October 4th 2004]

Ashton Canal pages revised, including many new photographs for Virtual Cruise pages. Improved coding to help faster loading. All pages in section show banner picture of Fairfield Lock. More...

Manchester Ship Canal pages revised[May 4th 2004]

Archive photos of the Manchester Ship Canal added. More...

Revised Discussion Forum[March 3rd 2004]

New Message and Discussion Board created to replace the external service previously used. There are no adverts! The forum is divided into sections for General Canal Topics, Restoration, Boating and Events. More...

Headline Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation[November 20th 2003]

New section of the website created to cover the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation, including a "Virtual Cruise". More...

Site Search[November 12th 2003]

Atomz, the previous site search, has been restored, in enhanced form, replacing Freefind. Atomz has the advantage that it may suggest results even if users have mis-spelt words. More...

Leeds and Liverpool Canal[November 5th 2003]

Virtual cruise of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal extended to include Blackburn to Wigan and Liverpool, including the Rufford Branch to Tarleton and the Stanley Dock Branch. More...

Leeds and Liverpool Canal[October 27th 2003]

Virtual cruise of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal revised with many new photos added - also extended to include Burnley to Blackburn. More...

Hollinwood Branch Canal[May 2nd 2003]

Ed Mortimer asks whether the Hollinwood Branch Canal has a future. More...

Memorial Plaque to Dr Cyril Boucher[May 2nd 2003]

Unveiling of memorial plaque to Dr Cyril Boucher at Marple Aqueduct, Peak Forest Canal. More...

Mural brightens Rochdale Nine[April 12th 2003]

A mural beside Piccadilly Lock brightens the Rochdale Nine in Manchester. More...

Sowerby Bridge Wharf Restoration[April 10th 2003]

New pages about the restoration of the warehouses and canalside at Sowerby Bridge Wharf. See...

Michael Meacher officially opens Rochdale Canal[April 7th 2003]

Michael Meacher opens Rochdale Canal. More...

Site Search[March 16th 2003]

New Freefind site search added to the site, replacing the previous site search.

Bridgewater Canal[February 24th 2003]

New section about the Bridgewater Canal added to site. See...

Manchester Ship Canal[February 24th 2003]

New pages of photographs of the Manchester Ship Canal added. See...

Manchester and Salford Junction Canal[February 1st 2003]

Additional photographs added to the Manchester and Salford Junction Canal section, showing the underground section of this canal. See...

Virtual Cruise on Peak Forest Canal[January 29th 2003]

Lower Peak Forest section revised with 23 new photographs and older photographs re-mastered. See...

Bookshop[January 12th 2003]

Bookshop pages updated. See...

Pennine Waterways website revised[November 28th 2002]

Major revision to website - new look, revised layout and additional content.

Manchester Bolton and Bury Canal[November 28th 2002]

Manchester Bolton and Bury Canal - new section added to site. See...

Leeds and Liverpool Canal[November 28th 2002]

Virtual Cruise on Leeds and Liverpool Canal extended to Burnley. See...

Rochdale Canal[November 28th 2002]

Virtual Cruise on Rochdale Canal completely revised with about 100 new pictures. See...

Calder and Hebble Navigation[November 28th 2002]

Calder and Hebble Navigation - new page added. See...

Desktop Wallpaper[November 28th 20026]

New pictures added to Desktop Wallpaper page. See...

Map and Book Shop[November 28th 2002]

Map and Book Shop revised and split into separate pages. See...

Huddersfield Narrow Canal Restoration[November 28th 2002]

Huddersfield Narrow Canal Restoration section revised. See...

Rochdale Canal Restoration[November 28th 2002]

Rochdale Canal Restoration section revised. See...

"What's On at Standedge Visitor Centre"[October 30th 2002]

"What's On at Standedge Visitor Centre" updated.

Winter Stoppages[October 6th 2002]

Summary of programme of closures on canals in the area for repairs during the winter period. This page will be updated each year. See...

Rochdale Canal restoration[September 4th 2002]

Rochdale Canal restoration: updated photographs added. See...

Bookshop[September 4th 2002]

Bookshop updated. See...

Horse-drawn around the South Pennine Ring[July 11th 2002]

Report and photos of a horse-drawn journey around the South Pennine Ring. See...

Rochdale Canal opening[July 1st 2002]

Reports and photographs of the Rochdale Canal opening ceremonies. See...

The restored Rochdale Canal[July 3rd 2002]

First boats along restored Rochdale Canal. See...

Below the M62 by boat[July 4th 2002]

New pages showing a journey by boat along the newly-constructed channel below the M62. See...

Standedge Tunnel[February 24th 2002]

Standedge Tunnel - new pages added! See...

Waterways of Manchester and Salford[February 23rd 2002]

Waterways of Manchester and Salford section - new pages added! See...

Leeds and Liverpool Canal[January 10th 2002]

New pages added to the Leeds and Liverpool Canal section. See...

Prince Charles at Tunnel End[November 5th 2001]

Prince Charles visits the Huddersfield Narrow at Tunnel End. See...

Pedestrian Route through Huddersfield[November 5th 2001]

Map added showing pedestrian route through Huddersfield. See...

HCS Link Day[July 29th 2001]

A special day for Huddersfield Canal Society members. See...

Horse-drawn in Slaithwaite[June 6th 2001]

Horse-drawn boat Maria's return journey: Horse-drawn in Slaithwaite Horse-drawn in Stalybridge.

Stalybridge Renaissance Festival[May 28th 2001]

Photos of the spectacular Stalybridge Renaissance Festival. See...