Help us to celebrate the Lancaster Canal Bicentenary celebrations, by getting involved in our milestone restoration project or sharing photographs of the stunning Lancaster Canal.
Both campaigns are part of the Trust’s celebrations to mark the 200th birthday of the ‘Black and White’ waterway.
Amateur snappers are invited to submit any image that showcases the heritage, wildlife, or people of Lancaster Canal. Photos will be featured in a number of pop-up galleries to showcase the best entries throughout the year and the winning entry will be printed onto canvass.
Working with the Lancaster Canal Trust, we are replacing missing milestones along the Lancaster Canal as part of a legacy project. Working with local stone mason, Alan Ward, as part of a school education project, over 24 missing mileposts will be handmade, and installed.
To help make the milestone project we are calling on the public to ‘sponsor a milepost’ by donating towards the cost of fabricating and installing it. We are looking for sponsors to donate up to £200 to restore each mile marker and volunteer work to celebrate the canal’s 200 years. to find out more about this project, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andrea Barrett, partnerships & external relationships manag.er at the Canal & River Trust, said: “The Lancaster Canal is such a special waterway and it’s fantastic so many people want to celebrate this landmark anniversary with festivals and other events.
“To leave a lasting legacy, we’re replacing missing mile markers along the canal from Preston to Kendal. There’s 24 missing so it’s important that we put back this important heritage. We’re asking the public to help with this by either donating to ‘sponsor a milestone’ or volunteer, any help is greatly appreciated.
“We’re also launching our photo competition to really capture what the Lancaster Canal means to people. Whether you have a stunning shot of a kingfisher catching his dinner, the perfect photo of people on a boat trip or an image that highlights the canal’s important history – we want to see it.”
Upcoming events and activities in the Lancaster Canal Bicentenary celebrations include:
Photo competition details:
More information about photo competition, bicentenary events and festivals can be found on the Canal & River Trust website: www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/lanc200