Marsden Lock virtual open day

We're inviting you for a look behind the scenes at one of our repair sites on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal.

Explore our interactive pictures and find out what we're up to at Marsden and Standedge Tunnel by selecting the different numbered circles. The videos are best viewed in landscape on a mobile phone.

We are investing £10 million on a four-month programme of repairs on Yorkshire and the North East’s historic waterways. 

As part of the programme, which will continue until March, our expert teams will replace lock gates and making lock chamber repairs at Lock 42, Marsden, on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal.

Made at the Trust’s lock gate workshop at Stanley Ferry near Wakefield, the new oak gates are five metres high and weigh 1.6 tonnes each.
Jon Horsfall, Our regional director, said: “Our waterways have offered a really important lifeline for so many people this year, providing the perfect spots for local recreation, exercise or just to unwind. That’s why it’s so important that we keep them open and safe for everyone to use, whether you’re out on your boat or enjoying a waterside stroll.
“By carrying out these works we will be protecting our historic waterways for future generations and ensuring that they can make a real difference to people’s lives today.”

The project videos

If you're having any difficulties watching the project videos you can see them all here:

Welcome to Marsden Locks

Our area operations manager, Victoria Levine, talks through some of the maintenance work we're carrying out at Lock 42.

The sensory garden | Marsden Locks

Join our volunteer, Charles, for a look at the sensory garden at Standedge.

Huddersfield Canal Society | Marsden Locks

Learn more about our longstanding relationship with Huddersfield Canal Society, and the restoration of this historic stretch.

Volunteer boatmaster at Marsden

Cath Munn tells us about the fascinating role of volunteer boatmaster, and why she loves volunteering with the Trust.

Being a volunteer | Marsden Locks

Our volunteers play a vital part in looking after our canals and rivers.

Gates at Marsden Locks

Join heritage carpenter, Matthew Porter, at the bottom of drained Lock 42E on the Huddersfield Canal.

Women in engineering | Marsden Locks

Meet Vanessa Coakley, our craft operative, who originally joined us on a carpentry apprenticeship.

Volunteering at Marsden

Our area operations manager, Victoria Levine, talks about the huge role our volunteers play at the Trust.

Ecology of Marsden Locks

Join our ecologist, Phillippa Baron, at the bottom of Lock 42E for a rare look at the wildlife that grows inside our locks.

Last date edited: 22 December 2020