NEW BOOK, 200 Years of the Lancaster Canal

A very timely book given the bicentenary next year. Gordon has been a member of the Trust since its inception in 1963 and has co-authored, with Charles Hadfield, a number of important canal histories. Perhaps the best known is the two volume The Canals of North West England, He is rightly considered an authority on Britain’s historic canals and railways.

This book examines the history of our waterway, its powerful effect on the 18th  – 19th century economy of north Lancashire and south Cumbria, the canal as it is today.

Contains a wonderful selection of old photographs of the many magnificent structures to be found along its length.

Published by Pen & Sword Books Ltd the book can be ordered online from:

or from

Pen & Sword Books Ltd, 47 Church Street, Barnsley, S70 2AS.       Tel: 01226 734222

Gordon has extremely generously promised to donate his proceeds from the book to the Trust to aid our restoration efforts.

200 years lancaster canal book