Free event of family friendly steam festival at Anderton Boat Lift

May 10th, 2019 by Sandy

The two days of family friendly Free event of “Steam Festival” will take place on Saturday – May 11 and Sunday – May 12, 2019 at Anderton Boat Lift which is owned by Canal & River Trust located at Lift Ln, Northwich CW9 6FW and the events will run from 10.30 am to 3 pm. The event is free and there is no cost for site entry.

The events will showcase the height of Victorian industrial engineering at the Anderton Boat Lift which has been transformed by steam powered traction engines both big and small, steam powered car and historic narrowboats. The visitors can also view the Duke of Normandy tug which was built for the German Customs service in 1934.

You can find the 7 steam traction engines of which include huge engines Vanguard, Oberon and Avelanna, the new build Wanderer and miniature traction engines etc at the events.

The visitors can also enjoy viewing historic narrowboats connecting the Trent and Mersey Canal and the River Weaver, from the National Historic Ships Register such as the Effingham, Rudd and Thea and also the Lynx, King, Sweden and Swallow.

General Manager at Anderton Boat Lift – Timothy Turner said that the boat lift is a wonderful spectacular where you can enjoy the steam festival. The boat lift was the first successful one in the world and recognized by its Scheduled Ancient Monument status. It is a great proof for the work of Victorian engineers. They are looking forward to welcome all for this free event. You can enjoy their historic engines and other things.

There will also be available very interesting exhibition on the history of the lift, well stocked shop at free of charge and also famous Tree Top Coffee Shop where you can enjoy drinks and fresh foods. Paid boat trips are also available in the weekends for which booking is necessary and to book, please contact 01606 786 777.

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