Rochdale Canal

On Friday October 4th, HBS crew were out horseboating with Bilbo and horseboat Vixen on a gentle journey from Hebden Bridge to above Brearley locks,. This involved 2.5 miles, 2 locks, and poling against the roof through Fallingroyd Tunnel because crew usually cannot reach the tunnel roof for legging.

On Thursday Oct 17th we were Horseboating with Bilbo and Vixen from Brearley locks to Stubbing Wharf, Hebden Bridge. We had a boat full of 12 passengers, which is as many as we are allowed. They were encouraged to walk on occasions as well as sit on board the boat. There were 3 from the Hebden Bridge Local History Society, thanks to Diana Monahan who is secretary of that group, and has acted as horseboating crew on most dates this year in the Hebden Bridge area. There were 9 passengers from the River Foss Society thanks to Adrian Lovett and his friend Peter Hopwood, with all those 11 travelling in quite a distance from the York area. The boat was left at the Stubbing Wharf pub, ready for their annual Apple Day.

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