Through Standedge Tunnel

Maria was legged through Standedge Tunnel in a time of 2 hours 47 minutes. On board was 90-year old former legger Ronnie Barnes.
See Gallery section for more photographs.
Read Newspaper Report by Ken Bennett from Oldham Chronicle.
The journey between Marsden and Huddersfield had to be abandoned as the canal was closed because of a leak. However, the legging back through the tunnel on May 3rd and the return to Ashton on May 4th will go ahead as planned.

Ronnie Barnes on board Maria at Diggle. Photo: Chris Sunderland.

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