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Lancaster Canal was a working route up until the 1940s. Canal barges transported goods north and south between Kendal, Carnforth, Lancaster and Preston. The work was hard and the hours long. Barges were often operated by families who lived onboard with their children.

Black and white photo of The Robinsons on their boat The Robinsons (C) Joseph Robinson

The Preston-based Robinsons were one barge family who worked the canal as far north as Kendal. George talks about his father who worked on the canal between 1928 and 1931.

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The next trail QR codes are north near Newton Beck or south beside the Dry Dock Footbridge.

Last date edited: 17 July 2015