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Historical Event, Thu 24 Nov 2016

The Leeds and Liverpool canal: Celebrating it's 20

The Leeds and Liverpool canal: Celebrating it's 20


After 2 Acts of Parliament, six engineers, countless 'navvies', more than 90 locks, 220 bridges, 2 tunnels and 46 years of construction, the Leeds and Liverpool Canal was finally completed on the 22nd October 1816. At 127 ¼ miles long it is the longest single canal in Britain and, when combined with the Aire and Calder Navigation, provided a connection from the Irish Sea to the North Sea.Come and join Bill Froggatt, Heritage Advisor at Northwest Waterways, who looks at the history of the canal, considers why it was built and looks at some of the challenges that were overcome to build it.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled accessFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

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Dates Times
Thu 24 Nov 2016 19:30 to 00:00
24 Nov 2016 7:30pm


Otley Courthouse,
Courthouse Street,
LS21 3AN



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Map reference: SE 202456  Lat: 53.90617 Long: -1.69401

By Car:

Head into Otley town centre on the A660 and follow the signs for the main car park from Briggate. The Courthouse is next door to the main car park.

By Public Transport:

From Leeds take the X84 express bus. Get off the bus at Otley Bus station, and walk through towards Netto. Cross the road at the crossroads and carry straight on. Take the next left and the Courthouse is found half way up Courthouse Street.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Menston station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality