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Transport Festival
Anderton Boat Lift
Saturday 21st July 2018 - Sunday 22nd July 2018
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The Anderton Boat Lift will be hosting a free, family-friendly, Transport Festival on Saturday 21 July and Sunday 22 July, between 10.30am and 3.30pm.

The event will see the grounds of the Anderton Boat Lift transformed by classic cars, a scale model steam wagon and an historic narrowboat.

For more information go to or call 01606 786 777.

The Ford Capri Car Club Owners will be displaying a wide selection of Capris, including a Tackford Capri, a 1970s Capri and a Laser Capri. The weekend will also feature ‘Lillibet’ a half-size scale model of a Foden C-type steam wagon owned by Jason Dean. Built in 1976 for Mark Bamford (owner of JCB), this engine was an exhibit for 25-years in the Bamford collection before being bought and displayed four years ago by its present owner. 

In keeping with its waterways history, for the first time, the Anderton Boat Lift’s Transport Festival will also feature ‘Swallow’ – a 70ft historic narrowboat with a local connection as it was built by W.J Yarwood & Sons of Northwich. During its history, this boat, launched in 1934, carried chemicals, salt and lime between Trafford Park, Coventry and Wolverhampton. It is one of the last of eight Cowburn & Cowpar boats named after birds beginning with ‘s’. It was restored in the 1980s and how has a National 2DM engine.

The Daniel Adamson Society will also be exhibiting at the event. Its staff will be pleased to tell visitors about the Cammell Laird-built coal-fired steam tug boat built in 1903. The tug was restored thanks to a £3.8m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2015.

The event is free and there is no cost to enter the site.

Visitors can enjoy the cars which will be displayed on the terraced grounds leading down to the giant Anderton Boat Lift and River Weaver as well as near the entrance overlooking the Trent & Mersey Canal. 

Also available free of charge is the interesting, interactive exhibition on the history of the Lift, the well-stocked shop and the popular tree-top Coffee Shop, that serves a wide selection of drinks and freshly-made food.

Please Note: Whilst we strive to keep our information up to date, this information can change without notice.
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Anderton Boat Lift
Lift Lane


Please Note: The information regarding this event was correct at the date of publication. Whilst we strive to keep our information up to date, this information can change without notice. Please check with the event before attending.

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