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LL200 Bicentenary Awards

To mark the 200th anniversary of the completion of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, our North West Waterway team launched these awards to recognise the special people who have made a difference to our wonderful canals.

Mike Clarke Lock naming ceremony; Bank Newton


The 2016 awards were presented at a glittering Bicentenary Gala Dinner at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel in Blackburn on Wednesday 19 October 2016.

The awards were in two categories:

1. Six special bicentenary awards - which were applicable for work on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal only.

2. Two new prizes - which will now be awarded annually, open to anyone with connections to any canals included within the North West Waterway. 

Last date edited: 23 January 2017