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Green Lane Bridge

Barge owners on the Lancaster Canal were affected by the 1921 Coal Strike. The strike lasted three months and was called because mine owners refused to match the wages of the government who controlled the mines from 1917-21.

Black and white photo of Joe Robinson unloading coal from his barge Joe Robinson unlaoding coal from the barge

George and Bill Robinson talk about the effect the strike had on their family, who operated a family barge between Preston and Kendal.

Listen to George and Bill

The next trail QR codes are east at the end of the aqueduct, or south along the River Lune at Skerton Weir.

Last date edited: 20 July 2015