‘Waterway’ to kick off the school holidays

Families in Lancaster are being off ered the opportunity to take part in a series of waterway themed events this summer.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 30th July 2014, 10:00 am
Lancaster Maritime Museum
Lancaster Maritime Museum

Organised by the Canal & River Trust and Lancaster Library, the events are free to attend and will take place over two days in August.

They include boat trips, nature talks, arts and crafts activities, tutorials with Lancashire’s Community Heritage Team and talks by library staff.

There is also a discovery trail through Lancaster Maritime Museum during the first two weeks in August.

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David Hennessey, Lune Aqueduct Project Officer for the Canal & River Trust, said: “These activities offer a unique insight into the wildlife and history of Lancaster’s waterways and offer something for both adults and children.

“At the beginning of the school holidays it’s a great way for families to start summer.”

Andrew Walmsley, from Lancashire County Council’s Community Heritage Team, added: “We’ll be showing how you can use the wealth of fascinating material available online and in Lancashire’s Museums, Libraries and Archives to research family and local history using canal families and events as examples.

“We’ll also be looking at some of Lancaster’s intriguing history on our way to join the canal boat.”

The events take place on Monday August 4 and Monday August 11 from 10am until 3pm.

The discovery trail at Lancaster Maritime Museum will run from August 4-11.

Places are free, but booking is essential. For further information or to book a place, contact Lancaster Library on 0300 123 6703 or email [email protected]