Back through Standedge

On 3rd May, Maria was legged back through Standedge Tunnel in a time of 2 hours 40 minutes. On board and helping to leg was Paul Atterbury, waterways historian and author, and vice-president of The Waterways Trust, who have been working with the Horseboating Society to promote Standedge Tunnel.

Maria leaving Standedge Tunnel, with Paul Atterbury legging. Photo: Ken Catford.

See Gallery section for more photographs.
Read Newspaper Report by Ken Bennett from Oldham Chronicle.

The following day, Maria was horsedrawn back along the Huddersfield Narrow Canal to Ashton.

Journey nearing completion: Bilbo and Maria approaching Lock 8w. Photo: Alan and Anita Crosby.

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